Inclusion and Equal Opportunities Policy

I will make sure that I actively promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practices for all children. I will make sure that I treat all children with equal concern and respect.

I recognise and welcome all legislation and existing codes of practice, produced by appropriate commissions, for example the Equal Opportunities Commission.

I value and respect the different racial origins, religions, cultures and languages in a multi-ethnic society so that each child is valued as an individual without racial or gender stereotyping. I will also not discriminate against children on the grounds of disability, sexual orientation, age, class, family status, and medical status.

I provide equal chances for each child to learn and develop to their full potential, taking into account each child’s age and stage of development, gender, ethnicity, special educational needs,  home language, and any learning difficulties and disabilities.

I provide and make sure that all children have access to a range of books, puzzles and other toys which provide positive images and examples of the diversity of life in our society.  I understand treating the children equally may  mean treating them differently.

I challenge racist and discriminatory remarks, attitudes and behaviour from the children in my care and adults.

I will always help children to feel good about themselves and others, by celebrating the differences which make us all unique individuals.

I am committed to working with parents and other agencies, and by the parents completing their information pack, I can find out about their child’s specific needs, family customs, Dietary requirements etc.

I acknowledge that I will seek advice and information to help me understand all children’s needs.