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DOORS OPEN: Ruislip parents relieved over council’s U-turn on nursery closures

 Published on: 14th December 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Parents across the borough are relieved after a campaign to save their beloved nurseries was successful.

In August, Hillingdon Council announced they would be closing three local nurseries: South Ruislip Early Years Centre, Nestles Avenue Early Years Centre and Uxbridge Early Years Centre.

The decision sparked outrage among parents, with hundreds taking part in several protests outside the Civic Centre.

However, on November 10, the council announced that the nurseries which were due to close at the end of December would remain open.

Claire Goulding, a South Ruislip parent, said: “It was a huge relief to learn of the council’s decision to keep the borough’s early years provision open. In the current economic climate, it was causing additional stress to families. Hopefully, we can now work with the nurseries in an attempt to ensure that this situation does not repeat itself in the future.”

Local parent Alex added: “We in the parents’ campaign are keen to ensure that people now know these excellent settings are staying open and parents can go back to them.”

To find out more about the parents’ campaign, head to

A spokesperson for Hillingdon Council said: “The council will now take time to consider the options in relation to service delivery. Any decision about the future of the nurseries will not be taken without consultation. We will not be making further comments or commitments at this stage other than to confirm that the nurseries are operating as usual.”

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