Thurrock Council is procuring an alternative early education provider for Little Pirates Nursey and Neptune Nursery, with the view to a contract commencing in September 2022.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "It is important that we continue to offer the very best support and childcare to both parents and children in Thurrock. We received over 300 responses to our consultation we opened in October last year, and I want to thank those parents and providers who took the time to share their views, helping us in our approach.
"The majority of early years and childcare provision in the borough is provided through a successful network of alternative early education providers who are funded by early years, childcare funding and parental fees.
"This is an exciting opportunity for a new provider to take over the two council-run nurseries in Tilbury and expand their current offer, ensuring continuity of service to the community.
"The procurement process for tender submissions will open on Monday 24 January 2022 through to Friday 4 March 2022 and we are expecting to award the contract in May."