At Honeybear nursery our commitment to equal opportunities is shown by our equality statement – set out below:
It should be noted that when reading this document and considering the care provided at Honeybear, that every effort is made to treat each individual as a person in their own right, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual of a similar age, whether they be adult or child.
Planning informs how individual needs of each child are going to be met and we also request information on the child’s individual daily routines and any specific medical or dietary requirements on the child’s settling in week.
We commit ourselves to working with parents/carers and outside agencies and specialists and have regard to the SEN code of practice and this is put into practice whenever required, this is over seen by the SENCo and staff at the nursery closely liaise with the SENCo to set appropriate targets and learning plans for children with special educational needs.
Discrimination under sex, race, religion, colour, creed, marital status, ethnic or national origin or political belief has no place in the nursery and should any person believe that this policy is not being totally complied with it is their duty to bring the matter to the attention of the nursery manager at the earliest opportunity and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the nursery’s disciplinary procedures.
The nursery values and promotes diversity and differences through our cultural celebration calendar, planned activities, displays, resources such as dressing up, cultural pots and pans, posters, stories and music. Through the use of these we are encouraging our children to value and respect others. We adjust all the activities on offer to the capabilities and needs of the children.
We are aware of our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Disability discrimination act 2005 and our admission statement reflects this, we do however accept the need to go further. We will endeavour to fulfil not only our legal requirements but also the spirit of the act, in our recruitment policy and the accessibility of our services to parents, carers and the general public.
At Honeybear nursery we are also conscious of our responsibility to ensure that whilst pursuing a policy of equal opportunity and the equal treatment of every individual, we must balance this with a respect for the different cultures and religions we serve within the community.
This policy is reviewed alongside all other policies and procedures; this is to monitor the effectiveness of the policy and is done within the staff team annually and as and when needed.