Duppas Day Nursery provides nursery care to children in Croydon. In its last inspection by OFSTED it was described as outstanding and it is loved by parents and children. Parents were told on Wednesday 21 January 2009 that the nursery, on the site of Duppas Junior School, is to close at the end of July. This outstanding nursery is a huge asset to the borough. It provides an unparalleled service to the children of the biggest employer in the borough, Croydon Council. Its closure would be a tragedy for the 10,500 council employees and their children and be the equivalent of shutting one of the best schools in the borough. We, the undersigned, call on Croydon Council to immediately reverse its decision to close Duppas Day Nursery.