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To: Royal Mail senior management in North London

Save Kiddycare Nursery in Mount Pleasant Mail Centre from closure

Save Kiddycare Nursery in Mount Pleasant Mail Centre from closure

We are asking Royal Mail in North London to reverse their plans to close down a nursery that looks after the children of posties.

We urge senior management at Mount Pleasant Mail Centre on Farringdon Road to reverse the planned closure of its Kiddycare Nurseries branch in March 2021.

Royal Mail intend to close down Kiddycare, which has looked after the children of posties for 22 years, despite long-term discussions with workers’ representatives over its future.

Currently, 23 children are signed on at the nursery, which has stayed open during the pandemic to look after the children of key workers.

Due to many workers self-isolating and working from home, the nursery numbers throughout 2020 were far lower than usual, but Kiddycare has kept their places open without charge, and are receiving a flurry of enquiries over children returning after lockdown ends.

Why is this important?

Without the nursery, many posties, especially women, would not be able to work. The nursery has been a vital support to many in its 22-year history, enabling local people to take jobs at Mount Pleasant. Protecting Kiddycare Nursery also protects jobs for local people.

How it will be delivered

We will collect petitions in person and online and deliver them to Royal Mail in early 2021.

Mount Pleasant, London, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • Our son loves his nursery teachers dearly and I know that they love him back. We would be devastated to lose this second home for our son.
  • I sent my daughter to this nursery and have always been greatly impressed by the love and care the staff provide. It is a unique environment as it is one of the most diverse nurseries in central London which is really important. We would like to use the nursery again in the future.
  • I've signed because my son just started this nursery. We booked his place in August last year. He loves it! It's a vital nursery. Without this place it puts pressure on mums like myself who now can see the only option is to resign from my work because even though we both work full time jobs we can't afford the ÂŁ1000 a month for two days of nursery it could be If this nursery shuts.

Updates

2021-02-01 14:30:28 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-01-27 21:31:27 +0000

500 signatures reached

2021-01-27 13:13:55 +0000

100 signatures reached

2021-01-27 12:19:40 +0000

50 signatures reached

2020-12-18 17:53:57 +0000

25 signatures reached

2020-12-18 12:17:01 +0000

10 signatures reached