At the end of April at least 8 community nurseries in Hackney were informed of immediate cuts in their budget of up to 60%, or about £50,000. This will mean the serious threat of nursery closures, and hardship and distress for parents, workers and children. The Learning Trust and Hackney Council are denying that there is a programme of cuts to nursery provision, so…
[callout title=We want to know…]
Where has the money gone?
How can nurseries keep running with such drastic cuts?
Why are all the politicians and officers passing the buck and not answering our questions? [/callout]
After previous successful fights against cuts to nurseries, Friends of Hackney Nurseries has re-activated to fight against cuts, and to fight for even more and better childcare provision locally. We are a group of parents, nursery workers, local residents and community activists who believe that quality childcare should be affordable and accessible to all. Childcare is a basic need for families – especially women. We need to provide childcare as a community – not isolated in our own homes. We need accessible, quality nurseries for all.
[callout title=Friends of Hackney Nurseries are holding a FUNDAY on Sunday 30th May, 11am-2pm in London Fields. Come and enjoy a day out meeting other people who care about community childcare and show support for the campaign to resist cuts.]
There will be all sorts of activities for children including face painting, a raffle, lucky dip, banner making, story telling, and a teddy bears picnic..[/callout]