Our setting is open to all members of the community.
We advertise our service widely.
We reflect the diversity of members of our society in our publicity and promotional materials.
We provide information in clear, concise language, whether in spoken or written form.
We base our admissions policy on a fair system.
We ensure that all parents are made aware of our equal opportunities policy.
We do not discriminate against a child or their family, or prevent entry to our setting, on the basis of colour, ethnicity, religion or social background, such as being a member of a travelling community or an asylum seeker.
We do not discriminate against a child with a disability or refuse a child entry to our setting because of any disability.
We develop an action plan to ensure that people with disabilities can participate successfully in the services offered by the setting and in the curriculum offered.
We take action against any discriminatory behaviour by staff or parents. Displaying of openly racist insignia, distribution of racist material, name calling, or threatening behaviour are unacceptable on or around the premises and will be dealt with in the strongest manner.
Posts are advertised and all applicants are judged against explicit and fair criteria.
Applicants are welcome from all backgrounds and posts are open to all.
We may use the exemption clauses of the Race Relations Act and the Sex Discrimination Act where this is necessary to enable the service to best meet the needs of the community.
The applicant who best meets the criteria is offered the post, subject to references and checks by the Disclosure and Barring Servicel Records Bureau. This ensures fairness in the selection process.
All job descriptions include a commitment to equality and diversity as part of their specifications.
We monitor our application process to ensure that it is fair and accessible.
We seek out training opportunities for staff and volunteers to enable them to develop anti-discriminatory and inclusive practices, which enable all children to flourish.
We review our practices to ensure that we are fully implementing our policy for equality, diversity and inclusion.