equality, diversity & inclusion
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outlines our legal responsibilities with regard to the learning, development, safeguarding and welfare requirements of young children in our care. Effective implementation of the EYFS helps children to learn and develop, and keeps them healthy and safe. Inclusion is an important element of the framework, with equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice as underpinning objectives, which ensure that all children are included and supported.
The promotion of equality, diversity and British Values is implemented through our practice, provision and throughout the curriculum. This allows opportunity to challenge any instances of discrimination as well as being alert to potential risks from radicalisation and extremism.
Our setting is committed to valuing diversity by providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children, families and employees. We take due regard to the Equality Act 2010 and the SEN code of practise 2014, where two core duties apply to our early years setting:
• Not to treat a child or an adult with a disability “less favourably”
• To make “reasonable adjustments” for children and adults with a disability
We promote culture and value the differences, recognising that children and families from different backgrounds can be a valuable resource to the nursery, staff and children. As a setting we celebrate the differences and value everyone’s opinions. We recognise each person is an individual with visible differences and we respect that everyone should feel valued for their contributions which is beneficial for the setting as a whole.