Each child and their home life is completely unique even when
there are cultural similarities to other families. From the
first time we meet children we work with them and their parents to
learn as much about their family life as possible.
who they live with, the languages they speak at home or their
family’s heritage. This is what makes our nursery so diverse;
diverse in family structure, spoken languages and skin colour and
we embrace as much of the children’s cultures into nursery as we can.
We work with families to understand what is important to them,
whether it be festivals, such as Holi, Ramadan or Christmas or
their favourite family meal – we will do our best to reflect it
whilst the children are in nursery.
We look after children at such a vital time in their life and we
believe that how we talk about the world around us and the people
in it helps create the foundation for acceptance and tolerance of
each other. We weave in the fundamental British values into our
ethos and curriculum and our team are great role models at embracing
- Democracy – We show children that their views count and to respect other ideas and opinions even if they are different from their own.
- Individual Liberty – We encourage children to be confident in their own abilities. We encourage children to take responsibility for their actions and help them understand everyone is free and allowed to have different ideas.
- Rule of Law - We ensure that all children understand their own and others behaviour and help them to distinguish between right and wrong.
- Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith – We explain to and support children to share and respect one another. We consistently challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotypes and create an inclusive environment where all families are welcomed and celebrated regardless of their faith, religion, culture or family structure. We encourage the children to have an appreciation and mutual respect for their own culture and others that may be different to theirs.