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On behalf of the babies and children at the Vara Barn nursery, the parents of these children, the nursery staff, Ikea employees who rely on this childcare provision and as customers of your West Thurrock branch, we are outraged at your decision to close down this nursery and urge you to reconsider.

Vara Barn nursery, part of the Busy Bees group, has been successfully open for the last 5 years and rated as one of the top childcare providers in Thurrock. It is home to 50 children aged 3 months to 5 years and is the only nursery in the area to be open on Bank Holidays, closing only for two days at Christmas. The staff are dedicated to the children and offer a high standard of care. Like many other boroughs and cities in the UK, Thurrock suffers from a shortage of nurseries, this decision goes against the governments plan to increase childcare facilities and encourage mothers to return to work. Furthermore, as consumers we are led to believe that IKEA is a family orientated business. In conclusion, the nursery closure is as a result of IKEA refusing to renew their lease. We believe that this decision is based on profit and not social responsibility.

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 November 2015200. Julie N
    Town, County Grays Essex We need good childcare for our children!
  • 07 November 2015199. Garvin K
    Town, County Borehamwood Think about the kids not profits....
  • 26 October 2015198. Andrew T
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 2015197. Gillian D
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 2015196. Nicola P
    I support this petition
  • 20 July 2015195. Sue G
    Town, County epsom surrey A quote about Ingvar Kamprad and IKEA: 'Yet IKEA has a long tradition of community outreach and philanthropy, with each store encouraged to support local causes, plus international sponsorship of UNICEF and others. ', Is this re
  • 21 June 2015194. Sarah B
    Town, County Thurrock, Essex I'm due give birth in January and found that this is the only nursey in my area that fits all of our needs. As this is my first child my main concern were elevated by the quality of the nursery and how competant all the staff
  • 17 June 2015193. Claire B
    Town, County Tilbury Essex Lets hope both Busy Bees and IKEA see sense before too long
  • 15 June 2015192. Jane F
    I support this petition
  • 08 June 2015191. Alan M
    I support this petition
  • 10 May 2015190. David K
    Town, County Grays, Essex I find it rather bemusing that a company of Ikea's stature, a forward thinking and modern business, would take such a 'tunnel - visioned' decision. The company has obviously put its business plan in motion before considering the
  • 22 April 2015189. Charlotte S
    Town, County Hoylake, UK Sheeze, dont emplouers ever learn? Have they ever heard of work life balance, employee loyalty etc. I can see morale will go down the tubes with this. You might want to upset tiny tots and leave them in tears, but us adults will
  • 25 March 2015188. Natalie G
    I support this petition
  • 06 March 2015187. Tony R
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2015186. Gordon W
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2014185. Gregory N
    Town, County Essex I won't shop at Ikea if they close the Nursery.
  • 09 December 2014184. Carol B
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2014183. Stephen S
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2014182. Dawn E
    Town, County Essex There aren't enough nurseries around as it is without closing one.
  • 20 September 2014181. Alan H
    Town, County Gillingham, Kent We need this to go to work - in IKEA
  • 05 September 2014180. Kelly A
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 2014179. Tammy G
    I support this petition
  • 09 July 2014178. Oladapo A
    Town, County Purfleet, Essex Please do not close this nursery, why should you do so.
  • 05 July 2014177. Phil H
    I support this petition
  • 22 May 2014176. Anne O
    I support this petition
  • 06 May 2014175. Lisa P
    Town, County Orpington, Kent As a working parent it is difficult to find high quality, adffordable childcare at times which suit the hours many of us have to work. It would be a very great shame if you closed the nursery, in same cases you may be forcing
  • 24 April 2014174. Mr Db
    Town, County Wokingham,Berks Closing this facility seems a very backward step, for a forward thinking business.

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