Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Is There Really Such A Demand For Hairdressers, Nail Artists And Playgroup Attendants Then?

South Essex College in Southend has started a formal consultation process with staff about the decision to close the Jungle Cats nursery, which has 58 children on its roll, on July 15 to enable more room for classes for the college’s burgeoning student population.
Oh, great. More 'students' with varicoloured hair & tattoos and facial piercings to stuff up the C2C train service...
Wendy Barnes, vice principal for student support at the college, said: “It is with regret that the College began a formal consultation with staff on January 7 on the proposal that the Jungle Cats nursery be closed from July 15.
“Since the college first opened the Luker Road campus in Southend, the number of students enrolling on courses has grown significantly.
“We are now at the point that, despite moving some administrative functions and some provision to the college’s other two campuses, we have no further room for manoeuvre and need the space occupied by the nursery for teaching.
“The nursery was originally set up many years ago to provide nursery placements for the children of college students but over recent years the number of students requiring nursery placements has dwindled.”
Given the behaviour of today's 'students', with their demands for 'safe spaces' and 'no free speech', I feel that nursery places are exactly what should be provided...


Ted Treen said...

Your last paragraphs echoes my thoughts exactly.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

They could rename the wing Bungling Prats.

JuliaM said...

"They could rename the wing Bungling Prats."

I have a few good names. But this is a family blog.