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British Values In Action

British Values is not about cultures, it is about promoting a tolerant, democratic society where freedom of speech lives comfortably alongside respect for all.

At Rising Stars Nursery & Daycare, we encourage children to see their role in the activities, let them know that their views count and teach them to value each other. They are encouraged to vote on topics for example, which book to read, activities that involve taking turns, sharing and working together. Children are given opportunity to ask questions and response provided, to extend their learning.

Our children understand that rules matter – we create rules and codes of behaviour around our daily routine. We ensure that children understand their own and others behaviour and are supported to distinguish right from wrong. Examples include agreeing rules for tidying up and taking turns and respect for others during activities.

We provide opportunities for children to develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase self confidence in their own abilities such as taking turns on an obstacle course, mixing colours, talking about their experiences and learning. We encourage a range of experiences that allow children to explore the language of feeling and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand that we are free to have different opinions.

Children are supported to treat others as they would want to be treated. We create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community. We help children to acquire a tolerance and appreciation for their own and other cultures, know about similarities and differences. We encourage the importance of tolerant behaviours such as sharing and respecting others opinions, promoting diverse attitudes and challenging stereotypes by sharing stories that reflect and value the children’s diversity.