At Immaculate Tots we care for 47 children between the ages of 0-5
The ages and numbers of the children admitted to the nursery comply with the legal space requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
When prioritising and deciding on admissions, we take the following matters into account:
- Availability of places, taking into account the staff: child ratios, the age of the child and any registration requirements
- Children who have siblings who are already with us
- When the application is received (extra weight is given to those who have been on the waiting list the longest)
- The nursery’s ability to provide the facilities necessary for the welfare of the child, including appropriate staffing arrangements
- A child requiring a full-time place may have preference over one requiring a part-time place. This is dependent upon work commitments, occupancy and room availability
- Any extenuating circumstances affecting the child’s welfare or the welfare of his/her family.
We are a fully inclusive and equality setting and ensure that all children have access to nursery places and services irrespective of their gender, race, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation of parents.
Before a child attends Immaculate Tots, parents must complete and sign a contract and registration form. These forms provides us with the child’s personal details. For example, name, date of birth, address, emergency contact details, parental responsibilities, dietary requirements, fees and sessions, contact details for parents, doctor’s contact details, health visitor contact details, allergies, parental consent and vaccinations etc.
Government funded places for early education
At Immaculate Tots we provide free funded places available for children subject to availability for both the 15 hours entitlement and the 15 hours extended entitlement where applicable. For the free nursery education, the funding only begins the term following your child’s second or third birthday. If your child is born between September and December, their funding period begins from January; if your child is born between January and March, their funding period begins from April; if your child is born between April and August, their funding begins from September.
When you register your child for their funded place we will discuss your needs and, as far as possible with availability and staffing arrangements, we will accommodate your wishes. All our funded sessions are now in line with the flexible arrangement as specified by the Government.
If we have not been able to offer a family a place for their child at the Immaculate Tots at the time requested by the parents, we will add the child’s name and details to our waiting list, we will review our waiting list regularly to see if we are able to offer any places to those families who have registered with us and are on our waiting list.
We aim to keep our waiting list up-to-date and from time to time, we will contact parents via e-mail or telephone, asking them to confirm that they wish to remain on our waiting list and asking them to advise us if they require any changes to be made to the requested sessions specified in their registration form.
We advise parents that, should we not hear back from them within a specified time period, their name will be removed from the waiting list. Parents are requested to keep us updated on any changes that may affect their child’s application and to keep us up-to-date with their contact details.