Admissions

It is our intention to make the nursery as accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.

In order to accomplish this, we will:

  • Not operate the waiting list for admissions on a first come first serve basis but upon a fairer system.
  • Arrange the waiting list in order of Date of Birth, and children are admitted according to their age.
  • Prioritise children who have had siblings attend the nursery in the past.
  • Keep a place vacant, if it is financially viable, in order to accommodate emergency admissions.
  • Describe the nursery and its practices in terms which make it clear that it welcomes Fathers, Mothers, other relations, other carers, including childminders. ┬áThis includes people from all cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups, and those with or without disabilities.
  • Show awareness of all major events in the lives of children and families and in our society as a whole and we welcome the diversity of backgrounds from which they come.
  • Be flexible about attendance patterns, to accommodate the needs of individual children and their families.
  • Be aware that some children and their families have differing needs, i.e. the structure of the building has wheelchair access.