British Values 

The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Childcare providers must now demonstrate how they're actively promoting these values.

Democracy

  • Let children know their views count and encourage everyone to value each other’s opinions and values. 

  • Provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration

  • Give children opportunities to develop enquiring minds by creating an atmosphere where all questions are valued

In Little Angels, children have the opportunity to share opinions on what activities they would like to participate in throughout the day ie. giving a show of hands for either painting, water play or baking.

Rule of Law

  • Ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, helping them to distinguish right from wrong

  • Work with children to create the rules and the codes of behaviour and also ensuring children understand that the rules apply to everyone

In Little Angels, the rules of the nursery were created with the input of the children ie. inside voices, gentle hands, no running inside and tidy up time.

Individual liberty 

  • Provide opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities.

  • Encourage a range of experiences that allow children to explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand everyone is free to have different opinions

Mutual respect and tolerance

  • Encourage and explain to children about the importance of tolerant behaviours

  • Promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes

  • Provide resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping

  • Create an ethos of inclusivity

  • Arrange visits whereby children can engage with the wider community

  • Encourage children to acquire a tolerance, appreciation and respect for their own and other cultures by discussing with children the similarities and differences between themselves and others; and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions

At Little Angels, we are fortunate to be located next to the community church where we can go and take part in easter celebrations, memorial services and sing-a-longs.

We celebrate the cultures of the children who attend our setting by doing focus weeks, discussions and activities based on the celebration ie Chinese New Year, Easter, Hanukkah and Christmas.

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