Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Parents and staff rally to save their nursery

Staff and students of London Metropolitan University rallied yesterday to save their nursery at Hornsey Road.

Parents were with their children carrying balloons that read 'I love my nursery', and staff held placards reading 'Save our Nursery'.

Members of both trade unions, UNISON and UCU, called for the Vice Chancellor to keep the nursery open, and hundreds more signatures on the petition were collected.

The group chanted: "What do we want? To save our Nursery! When do we want it? Now!"

The petition, with close to a thousand signatures collected in the last few weeks, was handed in to the Vice Chancellor's office. Representatives of London Met UNISON branch are meeting this morning to discuss alternative proposals on keeping the nursery open.

See here (film) and here for background and read comments on the online petitition here. More photos of the rally below:

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Friday, 5 March 2010


The last remaining nursery at London Met University - at Hornsey Road - is threatened with closure, leaving students and staff who are parents without a local nursery. We're campaigning to keep this vital service open. We are calling for a rally:

Tues 9th March, 4.00-5.00pm Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB

This is our last chance to save nursery provision at London Met. Students and staff have worked on alternative proposals on keeping Hornsey Rd Nursery open, and will present to the new VC on Wednesday 10th to discuss. At this rally we will hand in our petition and show the level of support for our nursery. (Photo (c) Islington Gazette)

Please be there to support us!

Watch our film on the nursery here:

Sign our petition here.
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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Press reports add pressure to keep nursery open

Local paper, the Islington Gazette, featured a report on the protest at Hornsey Road nursery on Thursday 25th Febraury. You can read the full report on their website here.

Picture copyright Islington Gazette

There is also a report in the Morning Star here.

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