Statement of intent
It is our
intention to make our pre-school accessible to children and families from
all sections of the local community.
to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the pre-school
through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.
to achieve this aim, we operate the following admissions policy.
ensure that the existence of the pre-school is widely advertised in places
accessible to all sections of the community.
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.
arrange our waiting list in birth order.
keep a place vacant, if this is financially viable and possible according
to maximum spaces, to accommodate an emergency admission.
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.
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.
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.
monitor the gender and ethnic background of children joining the group to
ensure that no accidental discrimination is taking place.
make our equal opportunities policy widely known.
consult with families about the opening times of the pre-school to avoid
excluding anyone whilst working within the constraints of our lease.
are flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual
children and families.
continue to consult local parents to ensure that the group goes on meeting
the changing needs of the local community.
was originally adopted at a meeting of Winyates Playgroup
on behalf of the pre-school :