Admissions Policy


Statement of intent


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.


This policy was originally adopted at a meeting of Winyates Playgroup Pre-school




Held on (date)

Julie Skipp

Signed on behalf of the pre-school