Mooinjer Veggey has announced the closure of its nursery at Braddan after 25 years of serving the community.

The nursery was one of two Manx language nurseries on the island.

Committee members, staff, parents, friends and even one of the original pupils met at Braddan on the last day of term to celebrate the 25 years of operation, and to thank everyone who has been involved.

A post on Mooinjer Veggey’s Facebook page said: ‘The Braddan Nursery has encouraged an interest in Manx language and culture to many young children and families over the years, and it was families who had attended Braddan Nursery in it’s early years that successfully campaigned for a Manx medium school to be founded. We have them to thank for the fact that the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh is currently celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary.

‘We are of course particularly indebted to our wonderful staff team who have worked tirelessly to make the Nursery a success. Our Manager Adrienne has provided exceptional leadership at Braddan for many years, and her knowledge, gentleness and incredible commitment to Braddan and Mooinjer Veggey is something that will never be forgotten.

‘We would like to thank the DESC for having the faith in us to lease us the building when we were just starting along this journey, and all the parents who have sent their children to our Nursery over the past 25 years.’