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Stop the Closure of Little Starz Nursery and Children's Centre (West Norwood & Kennington)

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Lambeth Council have cut the funding at our children's nursery and it is therefore being forced to close on 27th September.  We need to do whatever possible to prevent this from happening and march outside the council office in Brixton to make our stand, and have our voices heard, for our little people who don't yet have a voice!  A number of parents and carers have already agreed to do this, we just need to agree the date. Please sign this petition, leave your comments and show your support to request the funding, training and additional help needed to keep our children's nursery open.  We the parents, carers and children need all the support we can get.   Please EVERYONE email our local MP, Tessa Jowell, and our Councillor's (all details below) and ask them to do EVERYTHING in their power (and they have a lot of it) to provide funding and training to bring our nursery back up to Ofsted's standard and prevent this closure.  Lambeth have committed £420 million to upgrade the kitchens and bathrooms of all council flats in Lambeth, surely they can fund our nursery which is a vital part of the community and which should take priority!!   Our children, 80+ of them, have THEIR friends, THEIR carers, THEIR routine and feel safe .... this could all be lost!  40 amazing staff members will lose their jobs, this is not fair. These carers work for little pay because they are committed to doing a job they love, caring for OUR children!   My daughter is 2 and a half years old and can not only count to 20, but can recognise the numbers 1 -10; this in itself shows the brilliant teaching they have provided.  Even if us parents have complained on a regular basis about this and that, and are all fully aware of the Ofsted report, our children love their school and it would be a shame for it to close. Let's work together and keep our school open!   Send your thoughts and reason to   RT Hon Tessa Jowell MP (Dulwich and West Norwood) House of Common Westminster London SW1A 0AA Tel: 0207 219 3409 jowellt@parliament.uk www.facebook.com/TessaJowell https://twitter.com/jowellt  @jowellt   Derrick Anderson, Chief Executive, Lambeth DAnderson@lambeth.gov.uk   Jenny Brathwaite, Councillor, Lambeth jbrathwaite@lambeth.gov.uk Matthew Bennett, Councillor, Lambeth  mpbennett@lambeth.gov.uk Stella Clarke, Children's Services, Lambeth sclarke4@lambeth.gov.uk Rachel Heywood, Cabinet Member, Lambeth rheywood@lambeth.gov.uk  


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