It is our intention to make our pre-school accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.
We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the pre-school through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.
In order to achieve this aim, we operate the following admissions policy.
· We ensure that the existence of the pre-school is widely advertised in places accessible to all sections of the community.
· We ensure that information about our pre-school is accessible - in written and spoken form. Where necessary, we will try to provide information in different languages, Braille, or through signing or an interpreter.
· We arrange our waiting list in birth order.
· We keep a place vacant, if this is financially viable and possible according to maximum spaces, to accommodate an emergency admission.
· We describe our pre-school and its practices in terms which make it clear that it welcomes both fathers and mothers, other relations and other carers, including childminders.
· We describe our pre-school and its practices in terms of how it treats individuals, regardless of their gender, special educational needs, disabilities, background, religion, ethnicity or competence in spoken English.
· We describe our pre-school and its practices in terms of how it enables children with disabilities to take part in the life of the pre-school.
· We monitor the gender and ethnic background of children joining the group to ensure that no accidental discrimination is taking place.
· We make our equal opportunities policy widely known.
· We consult with families about the opening times of the pre-school to avoid excluding anyone whilst working within the constraints of our lease.
· We are flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and families.
· To continue to consult local parents to ensure that the group goes on meeting the changing needs of the local community.
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