Equal Opportunities

I treat each child and each parent as a respected individual and with equal concern. I actively promote British Values and children are therefore encouraged to develop a sense of self and of belonging which will enable them to learn and follow positive values and grow into adults with appropriate values.  Children are encouraged to develop a sense of their own identity & culture but also learn about other cultures different from their own. I encourage positive attitudes towards others and celebrate difference and use a variety of resources including books, posters, jigsaws, clothing and dolls etc. to promote this.  Age, stage of development, gender, ethnicity, home language, ability, disability, religion, beliefs and preferences are all respected and taken into account so that the best possible care can be provided. The aim is that children will learn to live together peacefully and will be able to play a valuable role in the world.

I will not tolerate prejudice of any kind and children will be encouraged to do the same. Prejudiced behaviour shown by children or adults on my work premises will be challenged. Adults may be asked to leave if they do not act appropriately. I am aware of all legislation and existing codes of practice produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Equality Act 2010, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0-25 years due regard.