Help stop the pending closure of the Harrington Grove crèche

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So we have received notification that the gym crèche at the country club is going to be cut in 4 weeks time. Quite a shock as this decision was made abruptly without notice or warning to residents that they were even considering cutting it. 

This service provided has been running for a solid 3 years with the same crèche lady running it. Not only has she become attached to the children and families she looks after the kids have also become attached to her. 

It should not be about the money but rather the community spirit. I know my kids are in the safest hands and always have the same carer, a service which you don't always get at a commercial gym crèche. 

Also, with the crèche running 3x mornings a week it becomes my 'time out' and crucial to the mental health of all other residents to attend the gym for some time away from the kids as well we fitness. Going to the gym also gives us mums that boost of energy needed! 

They made the decision based on attendance numbers over the holiday period in December- January. Meaning it wasn't a true representation of the numbers. I personally know there are at LEAST 5 -6 kids at each crèche session..it cost $180 per week to run it and with it the cost capped at 2 kids $10 a session that equates to $50 a day at LEAST meaning us residents are basically paying the salary anyway. 

Again, It shouldn't be about the money it cost to run but rather a service provided to us residents. 

Please sign the petition to help cease the closure of the crèche facilities. 



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