A meeting last night confirmed that the Arc Nursery will continue its excellent work after parents intervened with a rescue package.
Funded in part by a generous grant from Southwark Council, the Arc will be run by the Arc Community Trust (Act) made up of a cooperative of parents of the children.
This historic intervention has been acheived with great speed after the Arc was threatened with closure a month ago. Charterhouse in Southwark, the Charity who previously ran the Arc have enthusistically welcomed the intervention, and give their total support to the Trust.
The Arc will now enter a transition phase where the current structure will transfer to Trust status by April 1st, but the Arc will continue to operate as normal.
All parents and anyone associated with the Arc are encouraged to spread this fantastic news to ensure that occupancy levels are maintained to ensure that the Arc can continue to flourish as an exceptional example of childcare in our community.
PS James- surely this merits a news item (get there before anyone else, as usual!)
An amazing turnaround and anyone considering childcare should approach the Arc as the waiting list has almost always been a year+. It's currently at a much more reasonable level but will no doubt increase very swiftly.
Just a reminder of the open meeting at the Arc tonight at 6.00pm
This meeting is being held to explain what the vision for the future of the Arc is and its place in the community.
Equally if anyone is attending any playgroups / residents meetings / baby clinics / local school events please pass the word on : the Arc is keen to forge links with the wider community and representatives would be welcomed