Chestnuts is a thriving, very popular and sucessful private nursery which the council have decided to close with very little explanation and without giving any information to the parents. At stake here is the life determining education and childcare of the 40+ children in the nursery, the jobs of 12 staff and implications for over 60 parents some of which will have to quit their jobs if they can not find appropriate childcare of the same standard for their children.
The council announced this in the midst of the Olympics games and plan the closure in the middle of the school year in February which will disrupt the children's year, make it very hard to find new nursery places and be no way long enough to find a new property to rehouse the nursery.
Finally it is important for everyone to demonstrate to Newham Council that their actions in closing the nursery and their methods and timing to do so are totally unacceptable and should be reconsidered.
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