I'm the nursery teacher in a nursery attached to a Catholic primary school. It is not in my job description but I am responsible for nursery admissions for our 40/40 place nursery and I wondered if that was usual practice. I do not get a time allocation for meeting parents, showing them around and interviewing them or for writing and posting letters and phoning parents. Phone calls regarding admissions are patched through to me during teaching time throughout the year. We admit children as they turn three not the term after they turn three as in state schools. We admit children who are not Catholic. We have a single form entry (30 reception places, priority given to Catholic children in the catchment) and regularly turn away at least 12 children who were in our nursery who applied for reception places. Our staff ratio is 1:10.