Save The Funding for Our Children's Nursery
Help us sign this petition so we can approach Southwark Council Early Years Funding so they can review their policy about continuing to pay the funding for those children already attending the nursery. This is for the 2 year old grant, the 3 and 4 year old grants also. after the nursery our children attend were unjustifiably failed by Ofsted.
About 50 children will be effected if they carry out their plan to stop funding in April.
We are parents whose children attend a small nursery called Excel Child Care Services in Forest Hill South London.
Our nursery had an Ofsted Inspection in November 2017 and had the most awful inspector who was biased and who did such a shoddy job. She gave the nursery a "requires improvement' result. The owners challenged this with Ofsted, and they won the appeal in full, with the proviso that they would have another inspection in the new year.
February 2018, 2 inspectors showed up and by mid-morning, they had already failed the nursery even worse than 4 weeks earlier - don't forget we also had Christmas in between so how could a nursery go from being a "Good" nursery to a total fail in less than 4 weeks?
Now with the fail - the Local Authority - Southwark Early Years have whipped away all their funding for the children’s places, and we have nowhere to take our children as we cannot afford to attend our lovely nursery without the funding that our children are due. Our children are really happy and well cared for where they are, we are so pleased to have a loving, caring nursery for our children. The staff work so hard and our children are happy to come to nursery each day.
Some of our children have been at the nursery since they were babies and many of them are now in school and they loved being at the nursery. They are loved and cared for really well at Excel.
Why should one rogue Ofsted inspector be so powerful when they have an axe to grind. Who challenges them or oversees their inspection? No one. They are simply believed by the Managers.
They are not open or truthful when they come into a nursery yet they are so powerful they could victimise and terrorise any nursery they feel like and fail it at random with cooked up reasons which cannot be challenged.
Help us sign this petition so we can approach Southwark Council Early Years Funding to continue to pay the funding for those children already attending the nursery. This is for the 2year old grant, the 3 and 4year old grants also. #savefundingexcel.
Thank you so much.
Parents and Carers at Excel Child Care Services – Forest Hill London