Please can we circulate and encourage members, family and friends to attend
“We are extremely disappointed that Salford City Council has announced, out of the blue, their wish to begin a consultation on the potential closure of all five council nurseries.
We understand that due to Government cuts to school funding this has caused a deficit of £1.75 M. We call on the Mayor, councillors and our local MPs to fight with the community and trade unions to retain our services “says Ameen Hadi, Salford City Unison.
The closure of these nurseries would result in the loss of nursery support for 326 children and their families and 106 jobs.
Local authority nurseries should not been closed:
1. Children’s with special educational needs and their families will lose the support of highly qualified and experienced staff.
2. The most deprived areas will not have local nursery to support children and their families to be given the best start in their lives.
3. All five nurseries are rated outstanding by OFSTED.
4. The Council would be making over 100 staff redundant, mainly low paid young women workers who also have young families.
5. This decision is in contravention of the Council’s own policies in terms of Early Years, the Mayor’s Anti-Poverty Strategy and to avoid compulsory redundancies.
Salford Council Nurseries are a genuine asset for the people of Salford. We cannot afford to lose it. Let’s fund it!
Save our Council Nurseries
11 am Saturday 17th February (Doors open 10.30 am)
41-42 The Crescent,
For further information please contact Ameen Hadi on 01617947425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Salford City Unison
443/445 Chorley Road,
Tel No: 0161 794 7425
Mob: 07557 281 471