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Walthamstow 1962

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Applications were received during the year from 2 mothers with
3 children, but were eventually withdrawn.
Day Nurseries

There are two day nurseries in the Borough approved for training purposes each having accommodation for 60 children aged 0-5 years.

0-2 yrs2-5 yrs0-2 yrs2-5 yrs0-2 yrs2-5 yrs
Number of approved places at end of year204020404080
Number of children on register at end of year154619453491
Total attendances during year3,4409,6963,7647,9847,20417,680
Average attendances13.538.214.831.428.369.6
Number of days open254254

Number of Students who gained certificate of National
Nursery Examination Board 6
Future Careers (on leaving):
General Nursing Training 3
Teaching at a School for the Deaf 1
Housemother at a Boarding School 1
Nursery School 1
Daily Guardian Scheme
No of Guardians on Register at end of year 6
No. of applications for services of Daily Guardian 67
Referred to Day Nurseries 47
Referred to Daily Guardian but nothing further heard 14
Placed with Daily Guardian 6
Continued in care of Daily Guardian from previous years 2