British Values At Ellergreen Nursery School and Childcare Centre
as an integrated focus of everyday life through the teaching of all
aspects of Personal, Social and Emotional Development and
Understanding of the World we promote the following:
Democracy: making decisions
Staff encourage children to know their views count, value each
other's views and values and talk about their feelings, for example
when they do or do not need help.
Staff support the decisions that children make and provide
activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration.
Children are given opportunities to develop enquiring minds.
Rule of law: understanding rules
Staff support children to understand their own and others'
behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from
Staff empower children to create the rules and the codes of
behaviour, for example, to agree the rules about tidying up and
ensure that all children understand rules apply to everyone.
Individual liberty: freedom for
Children are encouraged to develop a positive sense of
themselves. Staff provide opportunities for children to develop
their self-knowledge, self -esteem and increase their confidence in
their own abilities.
Staff encourage a range of experiences that allow children to
explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on
their differences and understand we are free to have different
Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you
want to be treated
Staff create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views,
faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with
the wider community.
Children are supported to acquire a tolerance and appreciation
of and respect for their own and other cultures; know about
similarities and differences between themselves and others and
among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions and
share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences.
Staff encourage and explain the importance of tolerant
behaviours such as sharing and respecting other's opinions.
Staff promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes.