Equal Opportunities

Bamford Pre-School welcomes all children, individuals or families, from whatever background or experience. We aim to ensure that all who wish to work in, or volunteer to help with our pre-school, have an equal chance to do so.

Admissions

This pre-school is open for every family in the community following the admissions policy. Families joining the pre-school will be made fully aware of the Equal Opportunities policy.

Employment

When staff vacancies arise, the pre-school will appoint the best person for the job and will treat fairly all applicants for the job, and all those appointed. No applicant will be rejected on the grounds of age, gender, sexuality, class, means, family status, disability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief.

Families

This pre-school recognises that many different types/structures of family successfully love and care for children.

This pre-school offers a flexible payment system for families with differing means.

The Curriculum

All children will be respected and their individuality and potential recognized, valued and nurtured.  Activities and the use of play equipment offer children opportunities to develop in an environment free from prejudice and discrimination. Opportunity will be given to all children to explore, acknowledge and value similarities and differences between themselves and others.

Resources

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

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

Special Needs

This pre-school recognises the wide range of special needs of children and families in their communities and will consider what part it will play in meeting these needs.

Planning for pre-school meetings and events will take into account the needs of people with disabilities.

Discriminatory Behaviour/Remarks

These are unacceptable in this pre-school. We will aim to be sensitive to the feeling of the victim(s) and to help those responsible to understand and overcome their prejudices.

Language

Information, written and spoken will be clearly communicated in as many languages as necessary.

Bilingual/multilingual children and adults are an asset. They will be valued and their language recognized and respected in the pre-school

Food

Whenever food is used / cooked in pre-school sessions, medical, cultural, religious, and dietary needs will be respected.

Meetings

The time, place and conduct of all meetings will be taken into consideration so all relevant parties have an opportunity to go, and also to be involved in the running of the pre-school.