Stoke & Staffordshire

Nursery services outsourced in Staffordshire

Nursery services in parts of Staffordshire are to be outsourced under plans to save money.

Private firms and voluntary organisations will take them on, Staffordshire County Council said.

None of its 54 children's centres would close after proposals were approved at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the spokesman added.

The council wants to cut more than £20m from its budget in 2012-13 and claims the move will save £800,000 a year.

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