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SAVE LEEDS LITTLE OWLS COUNCIL-RUN NURSERIES

Leeds City Council has announced plans to close 3 public nurseries, and privatise the remaining 12. The Leeds council-run Little Owls nurseries provide vital affordable quality childcare, and many parents are worried they will have to give up work.


Sign and share the petition! Call on Leeds council to cancel these plans and work with trade unions and community campaigns to demand sufficient funding from central government to fully cover funded nursery places. https://www.change.org/p/save-little-owls-nurseries


The parents campaign has already forced the the council to retreat, postponing the 3 closures initially planned for May, until August, and launching an 'engagement exercise' with parents.


Rather than closing nurseries the campaign is calling upon Leeds City Council to

  • Put in the public domain all documents relating to the review of Little Owls nurseries

  • Withdraw the current proposals to close 3 Little Owls nurseries and explore options for a further 12 Little Owls nurseries

  • Work with trade unions and community campaigns to demand support from central government to fully cover funded nursery places


There is a rally planned outside Gipton North Little Owls which is one of the three nurseries proposed for closure.

For more information contact: savelittleowls@gmail.com

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