Equal Opportunities

Policy Statement

We will ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children.

We recognise that children and their families come from diverse backgrounds.

All families have needs and values that arise from their social, economic, ethnic, cultural or religious backgrounds. Children grow up in diverse family structures that include two-parent and one-parent families. Some children have two parents of the same sex. Some children have close links with extended families of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Others may be more removed from close kin or may live with other relatives or foster carers. Some children have needs that arise from disability or impairment, or may have parents that are affected by disability or impairment.

Some children come from families who experience social exclusion or severe hardship; some have to face discrimination and prejudice because of their ethnicity, the languages they speak, their religious or belief background, their gender or their impairment.

We understand that these factors affect the well-being of children and can impact on their learning and attainment. Our setting is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We aim to:

Procedures

Admissions

Our setting is open to all members of the community.

Employment

Training

Curriculum

The curriculum offered by our setting encourages children to develop positive attitudes about themselves and people who are different from themselves. It encourages children to empathise with others and to begin to develop the skills of critical thinking.

Our environment is as accessible as possible for all visitors and service users. If access to the settings is found to treat disabled children or adults less favourably then we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of disabled children and adults. We do this by:

Valuing diversity in families

Food

Meetings

Legal Framework

Changes


Newstead Road Pre-School, 6 Birch Grove, Lee, London, SE12 0SU.
Telephone: 020 8857 9500