British Values

The definition of British Values is highlighted in 2011 Prevent Strategy and the fundamental British values listed below and implicitly embedded in the 2014 Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and have been added to Ofsted’s inspection guidance in 2014.  The EYFS provides a solid foundation to encourage a child’s understanding and acceptance that we live in diverse communities with many different cultures and lifestyles.

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn.  They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them.  Development is not an automatic process, however.  It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments” (Development Matters in the EYFS 2012 p.3)

The Government has defined key British values as follows:

In our setting we treat each child as a unique child, create positive relationships and provide an enabling environment; these values are promoted through our policies and teaching a culture of meaningful experiences and opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment to provide a rich, diverse and positive experience.

Democracy : making decisions together

The rule of law : PSE understanding rules matter

Individual Liberty : freedom for all

Mutual respect and tolerance : treat others as you want to be treated

In our setting we promote a culture of equality and as underpinned by the Equality Act 2010 and it is not acceptable to: