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ADMISSIONS POLICY

Any child between the ages of 2 and 5 is welcome to attend the Pre­school, subject to places being available.

The amount of hours your child will be offered is dictated by the vacancies at the time. These hours will be increased as more hours become available.

Any government funded child attending this Pre-school but using their funding elsewhere will be expected to pay the Devon Educational rate for their sessions at pre-school.

Please note that your child will lose their place at the Pre-school if they do not attend for 3 consecutive weeks without notifying us

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BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE POLICY

The Pre-school believes that both children and adults flourish best in an ordered environment in which everyone knows and understands what is expected of them. Children are then free to develop their play and learning without fear of the unexpected.

Ground rules are set and all adults present are responsible for ensuring that they are applied consistently and fairly to encourage the development of an acceptable behaviour All adults should be aware that their own friendliness, care and courtesy provide an important positive role model for the children.

Care is taken to both praise and endorse desirable behaviour, e.g. consideration of others and willingness to share, and discourage unacceptable behaviour, e.g. bullying and selfishness.

Action in the Event of Persistent Unacceptable Behaviour

(to be undertaken by a member of staff) s fully explaining why the behaviour is not acceptable s giving help to change the behaviour into an acceptable one making sure the chid/ren know/s that it is the behaviour and not them which is unacceptable

At no time will the following be allowed on Pre-school premises s physical punishment (e.g. smacking or shaking) or the threat thereof * shouting or any other form of verbal abuse * sending the child/ren out of the room to be alone * singling out or in any way humiliating individuals Our aim is for the children to develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement. However, the Pre­school reserves the right to refuse entry to any child and their parent/carer in case of any breach of the above.