Equal Opportunities Policy
I give all children in my care the opportunity to reach their full potential. Sometimes this means adapting an activity to the child`s ability and stage of development, providing additional resources or giving one child more attention and support than others during a particular activity or routine.
I recognise the wide range of special needs of children and families in our community and will consider what part I can play in meeting these needs.
I provide daily activities and play equipment that offer the children opportunities to develop in an environment free from prejudice and discrimination. All children are respected and their individuality and potential recognised, valued and nurtured.
Appropriate opportunities are given in order to help the children to explore, acknowledge and value similarities and differences between themselves and others.
No child in my care will be discriminated against in anyway, whether for their skin colour, culture, gender, ability or religion. I will challenge any remarks that I feel are inappropriate.
I encourage the children in my care to learn more about their own culture and to find out about the culture and religions of other children. We do this in a fun way through stories, colouring sheets, dressing up, greeting cards, songs, etc and celebrating special festivals which are celebrated in my community and by the children attending my setting. I encourage Parents to share with us any festivals, special occasions or artefacts, which may enhance the children`s learning and understanding.
I encourage children to develop a healthy respect of each other`s differences and to value everyone as an individual.
If you have any concerns regarding this policy then please feel free to discuss it with me.