Following recent notification of the intended increase in fees at the Tic Toc Day Nursery based at St John's Hospital, Livingston, agreed by the Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP):
10% rise per hour on 1st February 2010,
10% rise per hour on 1st April 2010, and
10% increase per hour on 1st September 2010
(total increase of 33%)
we feel this increase is completely unjustified based on previous increases, which have been higher than the standard cost of living increase at 2.5% per annum.
A 33% increase is scandalous! and we would like to know which Indices has been used to reach these figures during a recession whereby is is planned for NHS workers pay to be frozen.
This increase also raises concern there may be a hidden agenda, such as privitisation or indeed in the long term closure of the Tic Toc Day Nursery?
We as parents value the care and attention our children receive at the Tic Toc Day Nursery. The management and staff within the nursery are second to none and most of all our children adore them. Staffing has been consistent over the years and they follow the school curriculum to a very high standard.