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Equal Opportunity

At Kids Academy Childcare in warrington we believe that the day nursery and preschool activities should be open to all children, their families and to all adults committed to their welfare. We aim to ensure that all that wish to work in, or volunteer to help with our nursery have an equal chance to do so.

We work in accordance with all relevant legislation, including: Disabled Persons Acts 1958 & 1986, Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986, Children Act 1989.

It is our intention to make our nursery genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.

In order to accomplish this we will:

  • arrange our waiting list on first come first served basis
  • have a minimum requirement of one full day or two ½ days
  • ensure that the existence of the nursery is widely known in all local communities. We will place notices advertising the day nursery and preschool in places where all sections of the community can see them
  • make our Equal Opportunities widely known
  • try to accommodate the children’s/families’ needs whenever possible

Employment

The nursery will appoint the best person for each job.

Admissions

Families joining the day nursery and preschool are made aware of the equal opportunities policy.

The Curriculum

All children will be respected and their individuality and potential recognised, valued and nurtured.

Activities and the use of play equipment offer children opportunities to develop in an environment free from prejudice and discrimination.

Appropriate opportunities will be given to children to explore, acknowledge and value similarities and differences between themselves and others.

Special needs

The nursery recognises the wide range of special needs of children and families in the community, and will consider what part it will play in meeting these needs.

Resources

These will be chosen to give children a balanced view of the world and an appreciation of the rich diversity of our multi-racial society.

Materials will be selected to help children develop their self-respect and to respect other people by avoiding stereotypes and derogatory pictures or messages about any group of people.

Festivals

Our aim is to show respectful awareness of all major events in the lives of children and the families in the day nursery and preschool, and in our society as a whole, and to welcome the diversity of backgrounds from which they come.

In order to achieve this, we aim to acknowledge all the festivals which are celebrated in our area and/or by the families involved in the nursery:

  • Without indoctrination in any specific faith, children will be made aware of the festivals which are being celebrated by their own families or others, and will be introduced where appropriate to the stories behind the festivals.
  • Before introducing a festival with which the adults in the nursery are not themselves familiar, appropriate advice will be sought from people to whom that festival is a familiar one.
  • Children and families who celebrate at home festivals with which the rest of the nursery is not familiar will be invited to share their festival with the rest of the group, if they themselves wish to do so.
  • Children will be encouraged to welcome a range of different festivals, together with the stories, celebration and special food and clothing they involve, as part of the diversity of life.

Language

Bilingual/multilingual children and adults are an asset. They will be valued and their language recognised and respected in the day nursery and preschool.

Food

Medical, cultural and dietary needs will be met.