To: Tower Hamlets Council

Save Tower Hamlets Nursery Schools

Save Tower Hamlets Nursery Schools

To urge Tower Hamlets Council and the government to recognise the school status of State nursery schools & fund them accordingly.

Why is this important?

Nursery Schools in Tower Hamlets and across the country are under threat of closure due to government plans for the future funding of childcare.
State nursery schools have very good outcomes with regard to closing the achievement gap and supporting children with special needs. State nursery schools are legally required to employ highly-qualified teaching staff, who are proven to give young children the best opportunities for academic achievement and enabling social mobility.

How it will be delivered

To Tower Hamlets Council at a Cabinet Meeting on 22nd March 2017.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Reasons for signing

  • Nursery education is a vital part of a childs early education. To put free nursery education under threat is to threaten the future of the children whose parents can't afford to send them to a fee paying nursery. We are one of the richest countries in the world, if we cannot pay for the education of our children, why then are we rich?
  • Nurseries establishes the potential and creativity a young minded child would bring into the World, that can benefit the future greatly. Why quit funding of the first stage in education for children who are to discover new jobs and solutions towards the problems we face today?
  • Early years is when you become more respectful and confident about who you really are and it's good to have them around.

Updates

2017-03-24 10:30:43 +0000

The petition was successfully delivered on 22nd March to Tower Hamlets Council
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2017-03-03 10:35:27 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-03-03 10:05:26 +0000

http://www.lse.ac.uk/website-archive/newsAndMedia/newsArchives/2016/09/Government-reforms-could-put-at-risk-the-sustainability-and-quality-of-early-years-provision.aspx

2016-11-25 15:24:25 +0000

LSE Article on plans to reallocate nursery funding.
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/government-plans-put-nursery-schools-at-risk/

The government responds to the national Petition to save Nursery Schools.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171052

2016-11-13 19:25:41 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-11-10 12:33:29 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-11-09 21:52:07 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-11-09 18:33:52 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-11-09 15:46:27 +0000

10 signatures reached