A file of government correspondence and reports relating to the Rotherhithe Day Nursery in Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey. Subjects covered in the file include the conditions of the evacuated day nursery, including domestic provisions for childcare, lighting, hot water, sanitation, the need for extra heating, and the need for further supervision of the matron to improve her performance; the dangers highlighted by the local authorities of bringing in another child due to an outbreak of chickenpox; and a proposal by London County Council for the nursery to relocate to Shalford for use in the longer term due to the current property's unsuitability. Other subjects discussed include the attempted prosecution of a mother for child neglect who disowned her son born out of wedlock following the outbreak of war; and billeting arrangements for a baby boy. Documents in the file include a room plan of the nursery, including all the amenities.
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