VANDALS have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage at a popular Maltby nursery and its owners and police are now appealing for help in tracking them down.
Three youths were caught on CCTV at about 10pm on Tuesday causing havoc in the outdoor play area of the Once Upon A Time nursery on High Street.
Manager Naomi Hardisty said children, staff and parents have been upset by the incident which has been reported to South Yorkshire Police.
She said locks were damaged on a pram shed and on other doors and items were thrown around and wrecked.
It has meant children attending the nursery were restricted to a small area to play out in until the mess was cleared up.
But the vandals did not get access into the main building.
Mrs Hardisty appealed to people to let the nursery know who the culprits were on 01709 818836, or to contact the police.
She said: “They have generally made a mess.
“The CCTV shows they are young teenagers around 14 or 15 years old. They should be at home at that time of night.
“We have heard from other people around the community that there are always teenage lads hanging around this area.
“None of the staff are happy and the parents are asking what’s happening and offering to help. The parents are saying they cannot believe it.
“It’s affecting staff. They are upset.”