As a setting, we adhere to the values and principles of the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which states that all children have rights and that everything we do should be in the best interest of the child (Article 1 and 3). In 2012 we were awarded the UNICEF Rights Respecting setting award in recognition of the work we do to promote children’s rights within our setting.
As a Rights Respecting Setting, we help children learn that they have rights, what these are and that rights are universal, so we need to learn how to respect the rights of others. Information on the UNCRC and how we help children learn about their rights is available from the link below.
Our setting aims to;
- Provide high quality care and education for all children (Article 28)
- Create a developmentally appropriate curriculum which meets the needs of each individual child (Article 28)
- Provide a learning environment that values and promotes equality and the diversity of all children and their families (Article 29 & 30)
- Work in partnership with the parents to help children to develop (Article 5); and
- Add to the life and well-being of the local community
We aim to ensure that your child;
- Is in a stimulating environment where they feel valued and encouraged to grown and achieve their full potential (Article 29)
- Has fun and time to play and relax (Article 31)
- Can share their views and be involved in making decisions about their learning and the way the setting changes (Article 12)
- Is given care and attention which enables them to be healthy, safe and secure (Article 24)
- Has the chance to join with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together (Article 15)
- Has a key person who helps them progress in their learning and development by helping them to build on what they know and can do (Article 29)