Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare
Springtime Nursery School is registered for 20 children, the youngest being 2 years 6 months and oldest being 4 years.
Policy in respect of admissions.
Other matters which are taken into account in deciding which child can be offered a place in the nursery are:-
1. Availability of spaces taking into account the
staff/child ratios, the age of the child and
2. A child wanting a full time place will usually have preference over one requiring part time only.
3. Those children who are siblings of those already with us, or where there is proven existing connection.
4. When the application is received (extra weight is given to those who have been on the waiting list longest).
5. The effect on the existing children and staff of the admission of that child.
6. Our ability to provide the facilities for the welfare of the child We never have, and have no intention in the future of discriminating against any child on the grounds of sex, race, religion, colour or creed.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the 2005 amendment s lay down a legal obligation on us to consider those designated disabled or disadvantaged, using as far as possible the same criteria as for all other children. We will in their case however carry out an additional review of their individual circumstances and requirements, and then assess our ability at Springtime Nursery School to meet those needs. If we are able to meet those needs by making reasonable adjustments we will do so. This is necessary to fulfill our prime objective, a standard of care that ensures the welfare of all the children, all the time.