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Providers fail to come forward for two Tilbury nurseries

18 May 2022
Despite its best efforts in searching for an alternative provider, Thurrock Council has today had to announce regretfully the upcoming closure of two of its nurseries, Little Pirates and Neptune, both based in Tilbury.
The council opened a procurement process in January, in hope of attracting a nursery provider keen to offer continuity of service and peace of mind for local parents. However, despite a long search and a fair open market process, no provider was found to take on the contracts from September this year.

Exciting opportunities for Thurrock Council-run nurseries

13 January 2022
Thurrock Council is procuring an alternative early education provider for Little Pirates Nursey and Neptune Nursery, with the view to a contract commencing in September 2022.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "It is important that we continue to offer the very best support and childcare to both parents and children in Thurrock. We received over 300 responses to our consultation we opened in October last year, and I want to thank those parents and providers who took the time to share their views, helping us in our approach.

Tilbury parents invited to have a say on early years services

4 October 2021
Thurrock Council has launched a consultation aimed at parents of younger children living in Tilbury, to help make sure they have access to the best early years support possible.
The consultation, set to close on Friday 8 November, will be used to transform the way services offered by the 2 council-run nurseries in Tilbury – Little Pirates and Neptune – are provided.