To apply for a place at St Johns Renfield Playgroup please choose to open a printable application form or to apply on line select ‘online application form’ from the link below;
Children who are not able to be funded will be required to pay fees which are £8.00 per morning. Glasgow City Council only fund children from the term following their third birthday.
Playgroup accepts Child Care Vouchers towards payment of children’s fees.
Our Admission And Settling In Policy
St John’s Renfield Church Playgroup is open to every family in the community who fulfil the following conditions. It will ensure that the admission of children is fair, equitable and responsive to the needs and preferences of individual children and their parents or carers.
Age of Entry
- Normal Admission to Playgroup is at three years of age
- Application forms issued for above from two years of age by the playgroup leader
- Child’s name put on the list at receipt of form.
- Admissions will be made according to the birth date and the date application received. When applicable priority will be given to children in their pre-school year.
- Family new to the district and child due to start Primary School next session
On admission parents or carers of a child will be:
- Given a copy of the playgroup handbook and child protection policy
- Asked to provide personal details and information about their child and themselves. Confidentiality of information will be respected in accordance with the service’s confidentiality policy
- Encouraged to become involved in the management and day to day running of the group
Settling in is an important stage in the transition between home and a pre-school group. The playgroup will pay attention to this by:
- Making arrangements for the child and parents or carers to visit the playgroup so that they familiarise themselves with the setting and the people.
- Offering a warm and welcoming environment and ensuring each child feels included, secure and valued
- Recognising each child as an individual and his or her readiness to leave the parent or carer
- Dealing sensitively with the parent’s or carer’s readiness to leave the child
- Encouraging parents or carers to stay with the child until he or she is settled and the parent or carer feels comfortable leaving him or her. There will be no time limit on how long this might take.
- Providing strategies to help parents or carers to work with staff during the settling in phase, for example, never leaving without saying goodbye, collecting a child early, returning on time.
- Staggering the intake of new children into the group
- Providing familiar play activities and experiences for the children
- Providing feedback to parents or carers about how their child is coping in the group
It is the practice of playgroup that when a child does not settle, is unhappy and continues to be distressed, to discuss the situation with the child’s parents who may be advised to remove him or her for a little while and to try again after a few weeks
This policy was adopted at a meeting of St John’s Renfield Playgroup Committee