Admissions Policy

Here at Happy Children Nursery our intention is to make our setting accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community and beyond.

We aim to ensure that all have access to the nursery through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.

In order to achieve this aim we operate the following admissions procedure;

  • The existence of our setting will be widely advertised in all sections of the community.
  • Information about our setting will be easily accessible in written and spoken form.
  • Arranging our waiting list in order of the date of registration.


In addition, our policy may take into account the following:

  • Availability of days requested
  • Siblings already attending the setting.


Our setting and its practices treats with equality each child and their family with regards to gender, special educational requirements, disabilities, social background, religion, ethnicity or families in which English is a newly acquired additional language.

Where possible, we will try our upmost to be flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and families, providing these do not disrupt the pattern of stability and continuity in the setting.

Happy Children Nursery is open all year round with the exception of Public Holidays and 1 week between Christmas and the New Year. Fees are applicable on these days.

Children are accepted from the age of 12 months to 5 years, children ages 3-5 years are entitled to the Nursery Education Funding (NEF) which entitles each child to 15 free hours of childcare a week, in addition to this some 2 year old children are entitled to 15 hours free funding and some 3 year old children are entitled to 30 hours free funding.