I am committed to provide equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice,
ensuring every child is included and supported.
My ethos is to ensure positive attitudes to diversity and difference, so that every child
is included and not disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture or religion, home
language, family background, special educational needs, disability, gender or ability.
I have a legal duty under the Equality Act 2010 to be inclusive and offer an inclusive
provision to children and their families. The Act incorporates the Disability
Discrimination Act (1995) stating that children with disabilities must not be treated
less favourably than children without a disability. ‘Reasonable adjustments’ will be
made to enable children with a disability to participate.
The facilities, equipment and access to the premises are suitable for children with
disabilities where ever possible.
Children learn from an early age to value diversity in others and grow up making a
positive contribution to society.
I will meet the individual needs of all children by:
? Valuing each child for whom they are and recognising differences; so they
feel understood whatever their ability, ethnic background or gender.
? Valuing each child’s culture by making connections between experiences
at home, my setting and the wider community.
? Talking to parents and/or carers about their child’s progress and
development, planning appropriate support where identified.
? Delivering personalised learning, development and care to help children
get the best possible start in life.
Children who have special educational needs or a disability will be included, valued
and supported by identifying the need for additional support as early as possible:
? I am aware of specialist help available from the Early Learning & Childcare
Team on 01942 828 849. I can attend an ‘Inclusion Progress Meeting’
(IPM),with your written permission, by contacting
? I will work with parents and/or carers and other agencies where required.
? I will ask parents and/or carers if there is a need for any special services or
equipment for children who may require additional support.
? I put into practice the 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code
of Practice ; using the graduated response for identifying, assessing and
responding to children’s special educational needs.