To: Haringey council

Save our nurture room

Save our nurture room

We, the undersigned, are opposed to Haringey Council’s decision to close 0-2 years provision in the Nurture Room at the Triangle Centre with immediate effect, resulting in a huge shortfall of places for young children in N15, and to the fee increases of over 70%, being delivered with only 7 weeks’ notice and putting prices well above local rates from September.
We call on Haringey Council to
-re-instate provision for under twos at Triangle
-suspend fee increases pending a full consultation with parents in order to assess the full impact on families and agree a fee increase that is reasonable and in line with other local provision.

Why is this important?

In the local area, the second most deprived in Haringey, there is already a pronounced shortage of childcare provision for children under two with long waiting lists. It is crucial to support working parents between their child’s first and second birthday, and the Triangle Centre with its excellent staff and facilities is well placed to continue offering places to local children. Haringey Council has a responsibility to provide childcare options for working parents by keeping the Nurture Room open and services affordable for all local residents. The changes, if they go ahead, will have a profound adverse effect on many families and their young children, and call into question the long-term sustainability of this nursery at the heart of our local community.

London Borough of Haringey

Reasons for signing

  • My grandson is under two and goes to the nursery, without which my daughter-in-law would not be able to continue with her career. Parents need affordable provision in the area. It is good for both children and parents.
  • Any cuts to funding for babies and toddlers now, will soon show up in what the rising-fives are ready for in a few years' time.
  • My children are a little bit older now though after school care is still an issue. What are women meant to do when maternity leave or pay come to an end? Who can afford these price hikes?

Updates

2017-07-17 19:53:09 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-07-16 18:15:03 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-07-16 12:54:25 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-16 11:33:13 +0100

10 signatures reached