A campaign to save nursery nurseries in Tower Hamlets is asking Tower Hamlets Council and the Department for Communities and Local Government( DCLG) to reverse proposed cuts that would decimate child services in our borough.
The easiest way for you to support the campaign is to sign the Save Our Public Nurseries in Tower Hamlets petition.
Done that? Good.
Save Our Nurseries campaign events
The events below are happening in the next few weeks so make sure you pop along and show your support.
- Thursday 30th October: 12 -2pm petition signing event outside Childhood Museum in Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath Road
- Friday 31st October: 12pm – 2pm tea cup cake Party at Chrisp Street Market, petition signing and engaging the public.
- Tuesday 4th November: 5-6pm petition signing at Mile End Tube
- Wednesday 5th November: 4:30pm Cabinet meeting Town Hall
Another way is to check out the Save Our Nurseries Tower Hamlets Facebook page and give it a nice big Like.
Fabric of local communities
Nurseries such as Queen Mary, John Smith, Mary Sambrook and Overland are outstanding and a fabric of the local communities, part of the community history and cohesion. Some have been running for over 30 years, with dedicated and well trained staff teams.
All four remaining nurseries provide affordable childcare to children with different types of needs i.e special educational needs, parents on low -medium income, lone parents, students, residents that may require support and they offer the only alternative to often overpriced private sector nurseries.
Closures will affect parents ability to work, study, especially lone parents. Disruptions will affect the children’s well being.
Poverty of families in Tower Hamlets is increasing and closure of nurseries will only make this worse.
Who cares? I don’t have kids!
If you don’t have children yet you might think this issue does not affect you. But if you do have children in future it will as good nurseries can’t be built on-demand.
So sign the petition and get protesting.