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Isambard Nursery School in Redhouse

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Another broken promise from the greedy construction companies and lack of support from Swindon Council, halts plans for Oops-a-Daisy Childcare Ltd, to open planned Nursery School and After School Club in January 2014, at Isambard Secondary School, Redhouse.

Using people power, the aim is to take this petition forward, via any means, once we have collected enough signatures Deborah will then take this petition to Swindon Council and John Laing and tell them we have had enough of being sold a promise that gets broken and to demand Oops-a-Daisy Childcare Ltd, is not held to ransom and is able to bring the much need early years education and care needed in the North of Swindon.

We need to put a stop to this constant building of houses on land that was initially supposed to be used for our community and stand together in unison and fight using a petition to ensure our children are given the quality of care that we expect, within our local area.

After months of negotiations between John Laing, Swindon Council and local nursery owner and Redhouse resident, Deborah Baigent (who won the bid to bring the much needed nursery to Redhouse). Local parents and children have been let down again at the last hurdle for families to finally have the promised nursery opened in Redhouse (which was due to open January 2014).

On Friday 8th November, Deborah was informed by Swindon Council that the nursery would not be proceeding and they would now be looking at opening the market to a different type of business to run from the local commercial unit, which is attached to Isambard Secondary School on the ground floor. The reason for the much needed nursery not be allowed to open, has come down to the pure greed (yet again), of the consortium of construction companies who own the site. Deborah was informed by Swindon Council that due to the demands of the consortium (each separate company has demanded £10,000 each,total now demanded is£40,000), to simply agree to change the plans for a safe and secure outside play area to be fenced off. Is it not amazing that Swindon Council can find this sort of money for things that are not as important as our children having a good early start in life??????

As a local mum, Deborah Baigent is passionate about bringing a nursery to Redhouse, as she herself could not get her own son into a nursery when he turned 3, which spurred her to open her own nursery. She currently takes children to her nursery at Kembrey Business Park, via a minibus each day and also collects after school children from Red Oaks Primary School.

As a previous child minder, Deborah is a strong promoter of the fantastic local child minders, however, they are not all able to offer the Government funded sessions to 2 and 3 year old children. There is simply not enough early years care and education in the area. The nursery would work with the local community and would also offer full day and shorter sessions. Being flexible to support the community. Please support this cause and inform all of your friends and family to join in the fight of 'David v's Goliath', as together we can be stronger! Thank you from the bottom of my heart X Deborah Baigent


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