Plans to pull out of 10 children’s centres and two nurseries have been approved by East Sussex County Council under changes to its early years’ service.
Councillor Sylvia Tidy, East Sussex County Council’s lead member for children and families, approved the revised Early Help Strategy following a public consultation.
Ten of the county’s 26 children’s centres face closure by April 2020 unless alternative providers can be found.
They include: High Weald, Seaford, Chailey, Ringmer, Battle, West St Leonards, Old Town (Eastbourne), Crowborough, Rye and Egerton Park.
At Ringmer Children’s Centre, parents expressed dismay at the news. Suzanne Harling told BBC South East: “It’s a crying shame, absolute crying shame.”
But Ms Tidy said: “It is just buildings that we are closing, we are not cutting down the services."