Future Nursery Provision in Reddish (CYP 41)
To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Children & Young People)
This report advises the Executive of the outcome of public consultation on a proposal for the future arrangements for nursery provision in Reddish. The overall objective of the proposal is to provide sustainable and continuous improvement in early years education provision in the area. The statutory process to implement the proposal includes consultation on linked statutory proposals to (a) reduce the lower age limit of the new primary School, adding a nursery unit with effect from 1 April 2012 and (b) to formally close Fir Tree Nursery School with effect from 31 March 2012.
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The Executive Councillor (Children & Young People) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive Meeting to consider the outcome of a further review of maintained nursery provision in Reddish, including responses from stakeholders as part of the consultation.
RESOLVED – That
(i) approval be given to the publication of linked statutory proposals to close Fir Tree Nursery School with effect from 31 March 2012 and to reduce the lower age limit of Vale View Primary School with effect from 1 April 2012.
(ii) the Corporate Director for People, in consultation with the Executive Councillor (Children & Young People) be authorised to take any necessary further action or decisions in respect of the proposals, subject to there being no significant objections during the representation period following publication of the statutory proposals.