Waiting List Policy
The purpose of this policy is to outline the strategies and procedures revolving around our waiting list.
We aim to provide as many families as possible with their care and education needs. Waiting lists quickly become inaccurate if they are not maintained consistently. Waiting list times are extremely difficult to predict as they rely on so many variable factors. These include People wanting for days that are not on offer. (This means that the next person in line will be offered a space but will still remain on wait list). We also need to follow waiting list priority set down in legislation.
We have maximum capacity which is capped in accordance with ratios set down by legislation. As we do not have many children leave the centre, minimal spaces are offered throughout the year, with our large placement offer occurring in October /November for the January of the following year when our oldest children in the centre accept placement at schools.
Waiting list priority:
It is our policy that we will always accommodate children who have to increase days and those with families within the centre.
Parents are asked to keep their contact details up to date at all times. Parents are encouraged to ring the centre if they do not wish to remain on our wait list. Parents are encouraged to make contact with the centre in October to confirm they still wish a place at the centre.