"York College is absolutely devastated at the news of the very sad death of a child, following a tragic incident at the York College Nursery yesterday. Our thoughts are with the child's family and the children, families and staff at York College Nursery.
"Currently, York College staff are helping the emergency services with their enquiries and the nursery is closed today. Parents have been informed and will be kept updated with any further developments."
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