The trustees of Little Starz nursery have announced they will close their West Norwood & Kennington sites on Friday 27th September 2013 .
The council has withdrawn funding for the free 15 hours per week early learning time for three and four year olds following OFSTED childcare inspections at both the Kennington and the Norwood sites where the judgements were ’inadequate’. The council has an obligation to stop funding ‘inadequate’ childcare providers.
Parents have received a list of vacancies at nurseries in the area and the local Families Information Service (FIS) will speak to parents individually about alternative childcare – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone FIS on 0845 601 5317.
To read the Ofsted report for Little Starz childcare at West Norwood see http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY300252
Lambeth Council supports a wide range of high quality childcare providers in the borough and prioritises the safeguarding of the welfare of the children. The coalition government tried to water down childcare staffing standards set by the Labour government but was forced to make a U-turn after pressure from families and childcare providers.