Sunday, November 16, 2014


As soon as the women's movement started, so did campaigns for more and better childcare...

The next meeting of the Radical History Network of NE London group will focus on how pressure was put on institutions and local authorities to provide cheap, good quality provision.
There is also an important story to be told about how alternative provision was set up outside the mainstream, while sometimes the two approaches overlapped.
Come along and share your experiences, and discuss how this connects with campaigns today.
Speakers will include:

Gail Chester – The struggle for council and community nurseries in Hackney from the 1970s onwards

Ivor Kallin – When Islington nursery workers shared a platform with the miners
 + other contributors from campaigns in higher education and community settings

UPDATE: 3rd speaker for the meeting now confirmed:
Andrea Francke – History of nursery campaigns at the Royal College of Art and London College of Communication 

Plus discussion and exchange of news & views.

Wednesday 10th December 7.30 p.m 
Wood Green Social Club 3 Stuart Crescent, N22 5NJ
 (off the High Rd, near Wood Green tube)
Free to attend, all interested people welcome.

*Playgroup, Ealing, c1975
*Pre-school provision in the 1970s was limited and had to be paid for: typically, playgroup – if there was one in the area with a vacancy and the child was accepted – from age 3, on two or three mornings a week during term-time.

Photos from demo against cutbacks in early-year education, Ealing, c.1979/80.
Girl and boy on the right have placards reading:
“I didn’t get where I am today by staying off school till I was 5.”

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