Bobtails is registered for 40 Children


0 Children between the ages of 0 and 2 years


8 Children between the ages of 2 and 3 years


32 Children between the ages of 3 and 5 years


The above statement is taken from the registration document and is the overriding policy in respect of admissions.


Other matters taken into account in deciding which child can be offered a place in the nursery are:

1 Availability of spaces taking into account the staff/child ratios, the age of the child and the registration requirements.

2 When the application is received (extra weight is given to those who have been on the waiting list longest).

3 The nursery’s ability to provide the facilities for the welfare of the child.

4 Extenuating circumstances affecting the child's welfare or his/her family.

6 Children who are siblings of those already with us.


We never have discriminated, and have no intention in the future of discriminating, against any child on the grounds of sex, race, religion, colour or creed.

It is our intention to make our setting genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. In order to accomplish this, we will:

  • Ensure that the existence of the setting is widely known in all local communities. We will place notices advertising the Childcare Centre in places where all sections of the community can see them, in more than one language if appropriate.

  • Keep a place vacant, if this is financially viable, in order to accommodate emergency admissions.

  • Describe the setting and its practices in terms which make it clear that it welcomes both fathers and mothers, other relations and other carers, including childminders, and people from all cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups, with and without disabilities.

  • Monitor the gender and ethnic background of children joining the group to ensure that no accidental discrimination is taking place.

  • Make our equal opportunities policy widely known.

  • Consult with families about the opening times of the setting to avoid excluding anyone.

  • Be flexible about attendance patterns so as to accommodate the needs of individual children and families.

  • Continue to consult local parents to ensure that the group goes on meeting the changing needs of the local community.


It is the right of Bobtails to refuse to take the children of parents who have been physically or verbally abusive towards employees or have behaved in any way deemed inappropriate by the Manager or have previously been prosecuted for non-payment of fees.