Policy on Equal Opportunities
Numbers Nursery aims to create a culture where people of all backgrounds and experience feel appreciated and valued. It is totally committed to achieving equality of opportunity in service delivery and employment.
Numbers Nursery demonstrates through its work that it positively values and respects all individuals in their own right whether they are an adult or a child. Everybody is welcome and each person will be treated as an individual. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.
- All staff and volunteers will at all times encourage positive role models through play and activities that promote non-stereotyped images; and through their own behaviour.
- Numbers Nursery considers it important to instil in all children a positive outlook towards people whom they may see as different to themselves.
- Any resources used will show and reflect a positive image towards the world we live in.
- Activities are adapted to allow all children to participate.
- Children are given the opportunity for free choice when appropriate.
- Parents/carers are involved in all aspects of their child’s experiences.
- Positive behaviour is rewarded and positive attitudes encouraged at all times.
- Praise is used to promote every child’s self-esteem and to ensure feelings of self-worth.
- A wide range of positive images, objects and activities will be used, where suitable, to reflect racial, cultural and religious diversity and disability.
- Individuals are selected because they are the best person for that particular job and no employee will be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, gender, marital status, religion, ethnicity, cultural origin or sexuality.
- Any person who believes this policy is not being adhered to must bring the matter to the attention of the Project Director at the earliest opportunity.
- Numbers Nursery recognises the importance of training and staff will undertake training on equal opportunities whenever possible.
- A fun learning environment will be provided where everyone is included in play and education.
- All staff and volunteers will ensure to work with equality and inclusion with all children, and be positive role models.
- Parents/carers are treated as individuals each with their own individual needs and requirements.
- Parents are seen as partners. Time is taken to discuss with parents/carers their own and their child’s individual needs.
- All parents/carers are given equal access to our playgroups regardless of gender, race, social group, religion, family background or disability.
- Numbers Nursery will seek to provide an interpreter if a parent/carer or child does not speak English.
- All parents/carers are shown the same level of respect and given equal amounts of time and attention.
This policy was adopted by staff on 16/02/16.