Decision details

Future Options for Maintained Nursery Schools - Consultation Outcomes Report

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




1.1.          Note the benefits of listening to the community and families, who have responded on the proposal to reduce the number of MNS within the borough, via closure or amalgamation. The responses of which are included in the analysis of the feedback to the informal consultation (Appendix 1).


1.2.         Note that doing nothing is not an option; but request that officers explore and carry out more detailed modelling of other options suggested as part of the consultation process, to determine if any of these are feasible and will make MNS financially viable. This is to be done in collaboration with the MNS within the next 3 months. (Noting that other options may also develop through this process.


1.3.         Note, if after further exploration a sustainable model is not achievable there would be a requirement to return to the proposal within the informal consultation.


1.4.         Implement any actions, that came forward as part of the consultation, that can be delivered immediately, with the MNS that have a financial deficit, so that current deficit does not increase further but reduces.

Publication date: 01/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/12/2023

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