POLICY FOR EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY
We are all different but in many ways the same. It is our differences which make us unique and special. Adults and children are unique and special as developing individuals and it is important that we recognise the individuality of each person.
Each child will have a key person
Each child will be recognised and appreciated as an individual
Each child’s stage of development is observed, assessed, planned for and evaluated and appropriate future next steps and provision will be made
Each child will have access to all activities regardless of their ability Gender, race, colour, background, religion or specific needs will not affect any child’s access to the full range of activities and learning opportunities or be used to differentiate such access. In order to monitor the inclusiveness of our practice, observational records identify that all children access all areas.
Staff will plan for the individual needs, interests and learning styles of the children. In planning activities there will be a balance between those which are ‘child initiated’, ‘adult led’ and ‘adult focused’. This enables all children to develop their skills and knowledge to their full potential.
In order to achieve this, the staff will be positive role models and provide an inclusive curriculum. We will ensure that the environment and resources challenge stereotypical views and images. We will celebrate all achievements, recognising that self- confidence and self-esteem need to be nurtured in a positive a caring way.
This policy encompasses adults as well as children. All adults will be welcomed to the group in whatever capacity i.e. parents/carers, visitors, students, volunteers and applicants for jobs. Nobody will be discriminated against and our admissions policy supports this aim.
POLICY REVIEWED JULY 2017 - NEXT REVIEW DUE JULY 2018