With a nursery full of young children, we know that we have the future in our hands and we want to be part of working on a better future for everyone by promoting equality and diversity. We believe that by shaping children’s early experiences in life we are able to truly make a change for the future.
How we promote equality and diversity for our children:
We are proud to have a very diverse team. We actively recruit outstanding candidates from all over the world to come and join our team. This results in a team with a variety of cultures, languages and life experiences. Our team members teach their different languages and cultures through story-telling, activities, songs and role play which is embedded into the children’s routine starting from Baby Room.
We provide a variety of stimulating learning resources like books, toys and music that promote an early awareness of equality and diversity.
Each room has age appropriate books to support children’s learning and understanding about the world. We have books in different languages, books that tell stories about families from all around the world, families with a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds, books about children with disabilities and books that focus on how each family can have a diverse structure. In each room we’ve also created daily routine booklets in different languages, this supports our children during the settling in process and with learning their new routine in different languages too.
Learning through play is one of the most important ways to learn and develop for young children. That is why we offer our children toys that promote diversity, such as, dolls from a range of ethnic groups and toys that support different occupations whilst challenging the gender stereotypes, like a doctors set, a cooking set, a builders set, office equipment, etc. We also focus on gender neutral play by offering more gender-neutral toys, which are open ended and encourage children to explore their creativity. We encourage gender neutral play by ensuring children have the freedom to play with any resources they choose and actively promoting this through role modelling to ensure mutual respect.
We have a very diverse team coming from different countries all around the world. Singing songs in different languages is encouraged during circle time or to celebrate a wide variety of celebrations in our nursery.
Events, Festivals & Celebrations
We celebrate a variety of different events and celebrations (religious, cultural and social) throughout the year. Our team follows an ‘Event Calendar’ which is discussed in detail at the beginning of every month. Our team creates themed weeks or engaging activities according to the events happening that month. Parents are encouraged to participate as well by offering to host or join activities of choice.
Our team prepare activities for the children that focus on mutual respect for each other and themselves, being kind and supportive, learning how to take turns and share. We are also talk about differences and similarities teaching children to value and respect diversity in the world around them.
How we promote Equality & Diversity within our team
We promote equal opportunities for all candidates to join our team, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality and more. Our team are from all over the world, which helps us mirror the diversity in the community around our children.
We also promote equal opportunities for all team members to progress within our nurseries, ensuring equal opportunities and diversity are promoted and reflected throughout our organisation structure.