Mum launches nursery petition

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A WISBECH mum is launching a petition calling on Cambs County Council to re-consider its options for the future of the town’s Oasis day nursery.

A consultation is currently underway and closure of the day nursery is a possibility. The council say the nursery is badly under used and a decision needs to be made about what changes, if any, should be made.

But mum Aimee Cooper is full of praise for the facility and she is hoping other parents and users will back her.

“Are there any other parents or carers out there who have concerns about the options and current consultation being carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council regarding the Oasis nursery?

“Despite previous press articles saying there would be a range of options to consider there are, in fact, only two.

“These are to close the nursery or to tender for another organisation to take over the running of elements of the nursery,” said Aimee, who feels a decision has already been made by the council to “wash their hands of the nursery in one way or another”.

Aimee’s son Kian has attended the nursery each week for the past three years and she is full of praise for the staff and team who she said “continue to support parents and children in a very positive and personal way despite the current process”.

Aimee said the nursery has had issues in the past but she feels the new management structure is working well and is turning things around and she feels this hasn’t been promoted enough.

Aimee has written letters for parents and is launching the petition today (Wednesday) with a deadline for signatures December 9 so that it can be handed in as part of the consultation.

Although Aimee’s son will have left the nursery to start school in September, she still feels strongly about saving it.

“I accept there are lots of nurseries but first impressions count,” she said, explaining she visited many nurseries before making the decision to send Kian to the Oasis.

Aimee will be at the nursery with the petition today (Wednesday), tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday from 8am to 9am waiting to take signatures.

Anyone who misses her during these times who wants to find out more can ask for her details at the reception.