Pyrford Playgroup strives to promote the accessibility of our setting to children and families from all sections of the community. We advertise the playgroup to all sections of the community via our website and a visable noticeboard outside the entrance to the Village Hall. Parents/carers can access details about the playgroup via the central Family Information Service and we are registered with Early Years.
Pyrford Playgroup’s “Inclusion and Special Education Needs and Disability Policy” promotes the need for fairness to all children attending the playgroup, ensuring that discrimination does not take place. We welcome all children, parents/carers, visitors and staff to the playgroup regardless of colour, race, nationality, disability, ability, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender or marital status.
The playgroup is open term times only and is restricted to a maximum of 29 children on any one morning. Our sessions are offered to a mixed age group of children between the ages of 2 and 4 years. We have strict staff/children ratio requirements to comply with. For children aged two, there must be at least one member of staff for every four children. For children aged three and over, there must be at least one member of staff for every eight children. The actual number of children we are able to offer places to on each morning will be determined by the ages of the children on register at that time and the staffing levels available.
We arrange our waiting list using the following system. Once a registration form and deposit has been returned to us, we will place the child on our waiting list for the appropriate term. Our current enrolled children generally take priority for any extra sessions that they may request and we aim to offer places to siblings on the waiting list. All other registrations for sessions will be on a ‘first come, first served basis’. We usually enrol children into sessions at the beginning of each term and deal with admissions during the half term before the new children are due to start. We telephone and write to parents/carers to confirm that they still require the place and invite parents/carers to bring their children in for a settling-in morning.
Date policy written: Aug 2011
Reviewed: Oct 2011
Reviewed: Sept 2013
LAST REVIEW DATE: Oct 2014
Signed: ________________________ Signed: _______________________
Marion McMullan Katharine Wright