HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD COUNCIL NURSERIES MUST REMAIN IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR DEMANDS CAMPAIGN
 

Star date: 10th September 2018

AS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL CONSULTS ON THE FUTURE OF ITS NURSERIES, TEN DEMANDS PUT FORWARD BY CAMPAIGNERS

As Salford City Council embarks on yet another consultation on the future of its threatened five outstanding nurseries, campaigners have today put forward ten demands, including that they must remain in the public sector.

The Council wants to devolve the childcare centres to local schools or "other providers"...

Full details here...


Salford City Council is currently consulting, yet again, on the future of its threatened five OFSTED rated outstanding nurseries until 18th October, and wants to get around its funding gap by devolving them to schools or what it calls "other providers".*

In response, today the Save Our Salford Nurseries campaign has issued a set of ten demands, including that the nurseries remain within the public sector. The demands are...

• The nurseries must remain in the public sector. The schools they are managed by must therefore not be academies or free schools.

• The nurseries must be able to continue to offer provision from 0-4 years old

•  Staffing ratios, structures, access to training and terms and conditions must not be altered.

• There should be no reduction in support for children with additional needs.

• The nurseries should remain at their current locations.

• The nurseries must maintain their existing opening hours and not move to term-time only.

• The City Council must underwrite any transfer of the nurseries into school management and agree up front to move any nursery back into Council management, should the viability of the nursery or its services be threatened.

• If the outcome of this consultation is not acceptable to staff and parents, organised through our campaign, the City Council should commit to at least a further twelve month funding to August 2020.

• That as long as the nurseries do not have an acceptable long-term solution, we expect Salford politicians to support the campaign in demanding additional government funding.

• That certainty on the future of the nurseries until at least August 2020 must be given by the final Full Council meeting of 2018.

"The reason for the request for an extension until 2020 if the proposals that arise from this consultation are not acceptable is because there is to be a spending review due that year" states the Campaign "We want the nurseries to be secured until at least the time at which that review takes place. These demands will now be shared with the City Council and we will be seeking a dialogue with any schools that are interested in supported the nurseries on this basis."

Steven North, Salford City UNISON branch secretary explains: "When the Council conducted its first campaign earlier this year, the campaign decided that we would remain open minded to any proposals that would safeguard the nurseries within the public sector.

"We intend to continue to fight for Government funding to retain the nurseries within Salford City Council" he adds "but if our ten demands can be met, we are prepared to consider alternative delivery models and would now like to enter into dialogue with the City Council and local schools on this basis..."

There are public meetings to discuss the consultation at the following venues, dates and times...

    11 September 2018 at Barton Moss Day Nursery - 6pm until 7pm
    13 September 2018 at Winton Day Nursery - 6pm until 7pm
    18 September 2018 at Belvedere Day Nursery - 6pm until 7pm
    20 September 2018 at Little Hulton Day Nursery - 6pm until 7pm
    26 September 2018 at Broughton Day Nursery - 6pm until 7pm


For further details and to respond to the Council consultation – click here

* For a full background see previous Salford Star article - click here

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Giraffe
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD STAR SAVED AS £3,000 RAISED BY THE COMMUNITY
Really fun day. ... [more]
article: BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING IS ONLY WAY TO SAVE SALFORD MANSION STATES DEVELOPER
Well come on then, what are we gonna get for £4million? Or is this "confidential"?... [more]
article: SALFORD STAR SAVED AS £3,000 RAISED BY THE COMMUNITY
This is the best news I have heard in a long time. We must make sure we keep Stephen and the Star out there finding out what is g... [more]
article: John Cooper Clarke On Life In Higher Broughton.
I am desperately trying to find photos of Bangor st I am desperately trying to find photos of Bangor st mum lived at no... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR’S £1MILLION ‘DISCRETIONARY FUND’ TO SPEND AS HE LIKES
so whats all the secrecy about ? Is this money a SLUSH fund ? WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO KNOW ITS OUR MONEY ... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD PANTO ON THE PARK IN LOWER BROUGHTON

Star date: 11th December 2018

SALFORD CINDERELLA PLUS DANCE TROUPES AND STALLS

Panto On The Park
Sunday 16th December 12noon-3pm
Green Grosvenor Park, Lower Broughton (suggested donation £1-£2)

This Sunday, 16th December, Up Ere Theatre Group will be performing their own version of Salford's Cinderella in a heated marquee at Green Grosvenor Park in Lower Broughton. There'll also be performances from dance troupes Salford Aces, Urban Angels and JD Dance, plus lots of stalls, face painting and more.

Full details here...

SALFORD STAR SAVED AS £3,000 RAISED BY THE COMMUNITY

Star date: 10th December 2018

NIGEL PIVARO CONCLUDES SALFORD STAR FUNDRAISING WITH SALFORD PRECINCT AUCTION

After two auctions, two exhibitions and a pop-up shop over just ten days, the immediate future of the Salford Star has been saved, with around £3,000 raised by the community.

At Salford Shopping Centre yesterday, over £1,000 was raised as actor and long time Salford Star contributor, Nigel Pivaro conducted an auction of Salford relics and memorabilia... "This isn't just about raising money for the Salford Star" said Nigel "It's also symbolic in terms of raising awareness of what we've done over the years...shining the torch where councils, developers and companies don't like it shone..."

Full details here...

ECCLES COMIC TONY KINSELLA DOES THE UNDERTONES

Star date: 9th December 2018

THE UNDERTONES GET OVERKILL

Tony Kinsella - More Jokes about Girls and Chocolate
Sunday 9th December
Bolton Socialist Club

Eccles comic Tony Kinsella debuts a show dedicated to The Undertones at the Bolton Socialist Club tonight. Ian Leslie checks out the laughs...

Full details here...

SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, EVENTS AND AUCTION AND WITH NIGEL PIVARO

Star date: 8th December 2018

PICK UP BARGAINS, RELICS AND MORE IN SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION FINAL DAY AT SALFORD PRECINCT

Salford Star Exhibition, Auction and Event
With Nigel Pivaro, Simon Williams, Chris Flynn and Sandra Bouguerch
Sunday 9th December 10am - 4pm (events from 1:30pm/auction around 3pm)
Salford Shopping Centre (next to Lloyds Bank)

Tomorrow sees the final day of the Salford Star pop-up shop and exhibition, with an auction hosted by Nigel Pivaro of weird and wonderful Salford relics and bargain Christmas presents; plus street poetry from the spirit of Salford himself, Simon Williams, songs by the ace Chris Flynn and a Party On performance piece for all the family by artist Sandra Bouguerch.

Full details here...

BID FOR A WEEKEND IN A DANGEROUSLY CLADDED TOWERBLOCK IN THE SALFORD STAR AUCTION

Star date: 8th December 2018

A HOLIDAY WITH THE SALFORD STAR, THE MILLION POUND STAR AND MORE...

Salford Star Auction and Events
Sunday 9th December from 1pm
Salford Shopping Centre (next to Lloyds Bank)

The great Salford Star Auction takes place tomorrow, Sunday 9th December at the Star pop-up shop and exhibition at Salford Precinct. It's being conducted by Nigel Pivaro, with events from 1pm and the auction around 2:30pm.

Lots include a Holiday With The Salford Star (plus a night in a dangerously cladded tower block), the original Salford Star (£1,000,000 ono), artworks and photos, prints, amazing children's items from the Savannah-Rose Collection and loads more...

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx