Telephone Number:- 02380 864 228 Calmore Infant School Calmore Drive  Calmore, Totton SO40 - 2ZZ AT CALMORE Registered Charity Number:- 1062510
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Admissions
It is our intention to make our setting 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 setting through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures. Procedures We ensure that the existence of our setting is widely advertised in places accessible to all sections of the community. We ensure that information about our setting is accessible, in written form and on our website.  We will seek help from Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Travellers Achievement Services [HEMTAS] if translation is required. We charge an admission fee (fee level agreed by the pre-school trustees), for children wishing to join our setting. Children eligible for funding when they start Caterpillars will not be charged an admission fee. We accept children who are not funded, those who are entitled to 2 year old funding, and 3 and 4 year olds entitled to EYE funding [15 hours]. We are also able to offer the extended funding [30 hours]. We arrange our waiting list in birth order. When spaces become limited we will take into account the following: o Children in care o siblings already attending the setting o Children living within the catchment area of Calmore School We describe our setting and its practices in terms that make it clear that it welcomes both fathers and mothers, other relations and other carers, including child minders. We describe our setting and its practices in terms of how it treats each child and their family, having regard to their needs arising from their gender, special educational needs, disabilities, social background, religion, ethnicity or from English being a newly acquired additional language. We describe our setting and its practices in terms of how it enables children and/or parents with disabilities to take part in the life of the setting. Children with medical conditions will not be excluded but their admission might be delayed until staff are trained to administer the appropriate treatment, (for example children with allergies, epilepsy, diabetes) We monitor the gender and ethnic background of children joining the group to ensure that our intake is representative of social diversity. We make our Equal Opportunities Policy widely known. We consult with families about the opening times of the setting to ensure we accommodate a broad range of family need. We are flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and families, providing these do not disrupt the pattern of continuity in the setting that provides stability for all the children.    References to other relevant policies: Safeguarding Children & Child Protection, Confidentiality & Client Access to records, Information Sharing, Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality , Achieving Positive Behaviour, The Role of the Key Person, Children’s Records Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Information This policy will be monitored and evaluated as per our rolling programme at staff meetings. It will be reviewed annually by the Chairperson in conjunction with the staff team and Committee unless new legislation or an incident occurs which requires an immediate review of the policy    This policy was adopted on: July 2017