Saturday 4 February 2012

Executive recommended to close Treetops and Harmony nurseries

The Brent Executive will consider the following officer recommendations at its meeting on February 13th:

That members agree
2.1 That Willow nursery be restructured to enable further provision for
children with a wide range of disabilities, while retaining its character as a
mainstream nursery
2.2 That Council- run day care services at Harmony Children’s Centre be closed
from 30 March 2012
2.3 That Council-run day care services at Treetops Children’s Centre be closed
from 20 July 2012
2.4 That the building used for nursery services at Harmony Children’s Centre
be used to facilitate expansion of Mitchell Brook School in the event that a
decision is made to expand the school.
2.5 That officers invite proposals from private, voluntary and independent
providers for use of the space at Treetops Children’s Centre as a
nursery, expected to be independent of and at no cost to the council, any
such proposals to be considered on their merit.
2.6 That the decision on whether to proceed with any such proposal in 2.5
above to use the space at Treetops Children’s Centre, be delegated to the
Directors of Children & Families and Regeneration & Major Projects, in
consultation with the Lead Member for Children & Families

1 comment:

Gastronomix said...

Apart from the wrongness of closing them at all, wouldnt it make more sense to enquire about other providers taking them over before setting a date for closing them down? Surely going to be harder to reopen once shut if no one steps in?
Guess that didnt stop them closing Charteris sports centre though, which sits gathering dust 12 months on, despite considerable local attempts to run it as a community facility.

2.4 - Have these extension plans been submitted or is this merely supposition?