Parents of children who attended a now shut nursery school are demanding to know if they will have fees they paid upfront refunded.
Willows Nursery school in Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, was closed temporarily by Ofsted on July 5 to investigate concerns about safeguarding.
Later, vandals caused £10,000 damage to the property.
The trail of destruction included broken toilets, boilers ripped out, and fittings pulled apart.
Now families who have been forced to send their children to other nursery schools said they have been struggling to contact those in charge.
Mark Ross took his 16-month-old son Ellis to the nursery, and paid £106 for two future sessions the day before it closed.
He said: “It’s not really about the money, it’s the principle of it all. We paid £106, but I know of other parents who paid more than £400 in cash the day before. There were 87 children registered there, so there could be a lot of money outstanding and receipts were never issued.
“We have been left with no means of contacting those in charge.
“We’ve really struggled to get Ellis in anywhere because they’re all full.”
Co-owner Martin Topp said the money had been paid to his ex-wife, Susan Topp, who had been managing the nursery, and said he had not been able to assist parents with their enquires due to not having her address.
He added: “I have this morning advised them to send mail to her solicitors.”
The Evening Post contacted Mrs Topp at an address near Hoghton, but she declined to speak on the matter.
She told a reporter to “go away”, before shutting the front door.
Ofsted’s suspension in July was “to allow time to investigate our belief that a child may be exposed to a risk of harm, and for any necessary steps to be taken to eliminate or reduce the risk of harm”.
The order was later lifted. The nursery school was due for full reopening on August 16, before the vandalism occurred.
Mr Topp said that Willows Nursery has now ceased trading, but there are negotiations to open a new business on the premises.