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Hempsted Playgroup and Toddlers
Admissions Policy

We aim to make our setting accessible to children and families from all sections of the local and wider community by ensuring that they have access to the setting through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures. (Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Policy)


In order to achieve this aim we operate the following admissions policy


  • We ensure the existence of our setting is advertised in places accessible to all sections of the local and wider community.

  • A web site detailing information about our playgroup.

  • We are listed on the Family Information Service, PATA, local family information group websites, and the local school inform parents of our services.


  • We describe our setting in terms that make it clear that it welcomes both fathers and mothers, other relations, carers, and childminders.


  • We describe our setting 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 an additional language.


  • We describe our setting in terms of how it enables children and/or parents with disabilities to take part in the life of the setting.


  • We are flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and their families.


  • Parents and their children are welcome to look around the playgroup and get a feel for the place before committing to register.


  • Registration, Parental Responsibility, Photo/Internet/GDPR and All About Me forms must be completed before your child starts playgroup.


      Admission into playgroup is given to children from the ages of 2 years 9 months to school age.


      When we no longer have spaces available for new children, we operate a waiting list and children who are on the waiting list          are offered places as they occur.


      We do not discriminate against a child or their family, or prevent entry to our setting, on the basis of colour, ethnicity, religion

      or social background.


      We do not discriminate against a child with a disability or refuse a child entry to our setting because of any disability.

     (Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Policy)








Reviewed September 2023





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