A local nursery school in Hamilton Parish was ordered to temporarily close on Tuesday (July 20) following an incident earlier this week that is now the subject of an investigation by government.

The Little Blessings Nursery on North Shore Road near Shelly Bay is being reviewed by Officers of Department of Child and Family Services and the Child Care Regulation Programme.

A spokeswoman said the school was “closed temporarily pending the completion of investigations related to an incident that occurred earlier this week”, a spokeswoman said, along with “the implementation of additional measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future”.

No further details of the incident were released, but she said: “The parents of the child have been notified by officers of Child and Family Services regarding the incident.

“Child Care Regulation Officers notified parents that brought their children to the Day Care Centre today of the closure and provided them with a list of registered Day Care Centres and Providers in the interim.

“The length of closure is dependent upon the implementation of the additional safety measures.”