Admissions Policy

Statement of Intent:

Small wonders Childcare is a Social Economy Business that has endeavoured to ensure that the setting is genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. Being committed to equal opportunities and anti sectarianism we support the local community by providing access to our setting regardless of religion, disability, linguistic needs, sexual orientations, gender or age. We receive professional advice on the requirements, policies and procedures from the Early Years Team and a NIPPA advisor, so that Small Wonders may offer the highest standard of care for the children and clients.

  • Equal Opportunities
  • Waiting List
  • Admission Form
  • Partnership with Parents/Carers

Waiting List:

Small Wonders Childcare is a Registered Charity and registered with Social Services for 24 children at any one time. Access is based on availability of space.

  • Baby Room – There are seven places in the Baby Room and normally there is a waiting list. The age group in the Baby Room is from 3 months to 2 Years. Places in the Baby Room become available when a baby is near in age to 2 years.

  • Toddler Room – The Toddler Room places would be first offered to babies advancing from the Baby Room, then from the waiting list. The age group in the Toddler Room is from 2 years – 3 years.

Partnership with Parents/Carers:

On a confirmed admission Parents are offered the opportunity of a couple of hours over a two day period to enable their child to settle in. This will take place near to the child’s start date. This may be mornings or afternoons whenever the parent or carer is available to stay with the child, to help ease the transition for the child.

Small Wonders Childcare recognizes that each child is different and that the settling in period for one child may not be the same for another child. This settling in time in the new setting, often helps familarise the child to the Key Worker and other staff and to new friends. On enrolement the parent/carer will be asked to complete an Admission Form and questionnaire. This is necessary to obtain an exchange of information and details and contact number in the event of an emergency. This child’s needs will be discussed with the parent/carer so we may meet his/her individual needs and resolve any difficulties quickly and smoothly.

Shankill Women's Centre funded by the EU