An Inverurie nursery has been forced to close following an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea.
Kellands Nursery, located alongside the similarly-named primary school in Inverurie, shut early today, Thursday, and will be shut again tomorrow.
In a letter seen by The Press and Journal which was sent out by the nursery to parents, it noted that a number of children had come down with diarrhoea and vomiting.
Around 60 children attend the nursery.
The letter said that “it is common for viral infections to cause these symptoms.”
It also recommended parents with children who display any sickness symptoms to keep their child at home for at least 48 hours after the symptoms have settled.
After the letter was issued, parents whose children attend Kellands were advised the nursery would be closing immediately and to collect their child.
Parents were also informed that due to the outbreak, the nursery would be closed on Friday as well.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “Kellands Nursery closed an hour early, at 5pm, due to some individuals showing symptoms of a gastrointestinal virus.
“The nursery remains closed for Friday, September 1, to allow for a deep clean of the setting. We are keeping parents and carers informed about the closure and plan to reopen Monday.
“We thank parents and carers for their patience and understanding and for respecting the 48 hour exclusion to help keep our community safe. If you have any concerns regarding you or your child’s illness, or if symptoms persist, please contact your GP practice for advice.”