Families in Nottingham have another two weeks to give their views on the way services are delivered in children’s centres.
Nottingham City Council has extended its consultation asking people to comment on whether a greater partnership could be created between schools and children’s centres which are based on the same site.
Schools would take over the running of the buildings – and all services offered by the children’s centres would continue. But some services could usefully be moved out of children’s centres and into other local venues such as libraries and community centres.
No children’s centres would close – but services would be reorganised and delivered in partnership to make better use of council buildings while continuing to meet community need. By working in partnership with schools, the children’s centres could provide additional space for school meeting rooms and classrooms.
The four-week consultation has now been extended for another two weeks, and will also allow people to put forward their own ideas for how they would like to access services in children’s centres.
The survey can be filled in online here https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/childrenscentres2015hys.
It should only take five minutes and entries will be put into a prize draw to win either an iPad Mini, a family pass to Peppa Pig World or a family pass to Alton Towers.
Survey forms are also available inside children’s centres and have been sent out to groups and individuals that use the centres. The consultation will now close on 4 May.