We listen to the views of our children and their families. Children are encouraged to listen to each other and to discuss their feelings.
Practitioners support children's decisions and children take turns, share and work together. Children ask questions and talk about what they have found out.
Rule of law
Children have devised rules for the setting such as:
we will share our toys and equipment
we will use kind words
we will listen to our friends
we will tidy our toys away
we will help our friends
we will listen to our teachers.
Practitioners ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequence.
Individual liberty or freedom for all
Children are happy and proud of their achievements.
Children are allowed to take risks for example, on an obstacle course, mixing colours, talking about their experiences and learning.
Children explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand we are free to have different opinions, for example discussing in a small group what they feel about transferring into Reception Class.
Mutual respect and tolerance
Children express their views, share celebrations from their faiths and cultures and are engaged with the wider community in fund raising events etc.
Children acquire tolerance, appreciation and respect for their own and other cultures through celebrations such as Eid, Chinese New Year, Easter and Christmas.
Practitioners encourage and explain the importance of tolerant behaviours, such as sharing and respecting other’s opinions.
Practitioners share stories that reflect and value the diversity of children’s experiences and providing resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural or racial stereotyping.