Little Fishes

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

I have a legal and moral responsibility for Equality, Diversity and inclusion.
I respect, follow and believe in the Convention of the rights of Children.
Article 2 (Non-discrimination) The convention applies to all children, whatever their race, religion or abilities: whatever they think or say: whatever type of family they come from. It doesn’t matter where the children live, what language they speak, what their parents do, whether they are boys or girls, whatever their culture is, whether they have a disability or whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
Article 29 (Goals of Education): Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures. It should also help them to learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

I am also bound by:
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The Equality Act 2006
Disability Discrimination Act 1995, 2005
Race Relations Act 1976
Sex Discrimination Act 1976, 1987
Children’s Act 1989, 2004
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act 2001

Your child will be:
Encouraged to flourish and develop to their full potential, at their own pace.
Respected and encouraged to respect the way other people lead their lives
Encouraged to oppose prejudice and discrimination against people.
Encouraged to value differences between individuals and groups within society.
Helped to develop their self-respect and to respect others.
Encouraged to share their unique experiences and listen to those of others.

I will achieve this by:
Setting a good example ourselves.
General conversations as and when they arise.
Adapting an activity to the child’s ability and stage of development, providing additional resources or giving one child more attention than others during a particular activity or routine.
I will look at and celebrate festivals, or special occasions from various cultures. To enhance children’s learning and understanding of differing cultures and ways of life.
By encouraging parents to share with us any festivals, or special occasions which may enhance children’s learning and understanding of differing cultures and ways of life.
By having stories and pictures from around the world.
Challenging in a positive way, racist or discriminatory, remarks, attitudes, and behaviour from the children in our care and other adults.
Recognising the different learning styles and stages of girls and boys.
Use basic Makaton and encourage its use by others to help communication with pre talkers and those with delayed communication.
Requesting information I may need to ensure any reasonable adjustments are made for your child from their first day on our admissions form.
Ensuring there are written examples of your child’s home language around my home setting (with your help).