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Little Starz

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The council has withdrawn funding for the free 15 hours per week early learning time for three and four year olds following OFSTED childcare inspections at both the Kennington and the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 fis@lambeth.gov.uk  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.


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New nursery at St Lukes Church

Lambeth-20130125-00029Alphabet Lanes Nursery & Preschool is a welcome addition to the West Norwood community –  and opened last autumn in St Luke’s Church Chambers  SE27 0HS on Norwood High street. Toni, the owner, says “We take children aged 2 -5 and  we are a friendly and fun loving nursery  open 7.30am to 6.30pm all year round. Come along and see us – or call for more info 020 8670 8833”

There is also a free Saturday group for families with young children living in the local area.

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