Abbey councillors have expressed concerns for the future of The Fields Children’s Centre due to a decade of painful funding cuts to nursery schools by central government and the Tory-run Cambridgeshire County Council.
The Fields lost its dedicated Head Teacher and other staff to voluntary redundancy before the summer and remaining staff are going through an extended consultation on further restructuring – which may mean more damaging cuts.
The County Council has refused Teacher Union requests to halt restructuring during the COVID emergency.
Cllr Richard Johnson (pictured) says: “The Fields is at the heart of Abbey and a lifeline for many parents. It is not too late for the County Council to change their approach and commit to saving our nursery school from further cuts.”