Equalities and Diversity Statement and Objectives

Statutory Info

Equalities and Diversity

Huntingdon Nursery School is registered for 140 children and currently has 85 on roll.   

Typically, each year we have a higher proportion of boys to girls.  The setting’s intake is predominately White British but in recent years there has been an increase in children from minority ethnic groups, currently 34% of all pupils. The percentage of children for whom English is an additional language is 37.6 %.There are nine different languages spoken in our families across the Nursery. 

1.2% of our children have a statement of special educational needs, 16.5% of our current cohort are children with SEND supported by an experienced team of Teachers and teaching assistants. 

By publishing this information, we demonstrate our commitment to the specific duty within the Equality Act 2010

As individual practitioners we cannot make the world free of inequalities and a safe place to be, but we can do our very best to ensure our centre is a small model of what we would like the world to be.

All children are of equal value – with regard to their gender, race, ability or background, they have equal entitlement to high quality early years experiences and education. We aim to foster mutually supportive links with our parents and reflect the local community and reach area that we serve so that the children in our care have the opportunity to continue their education and personal development beyond the Foundation stage being prepared to play a positive role in our multi-cultural, multi-faith society. The concept of inclusion is central to our practice.

We hope to achieve this by incorporating into our practice the Learning for All Standards of Racial Equality in care and education, and create a mutually caring ethos in all our children’s lives.

Equalities and Diversity Objectives
Our aim is to help every child to have the best start to life. We do this through offering high-quality early years education and childcare, and through a range of evidence-informed services delivered through our Children’s Centre to support the whole family.
We want every child, and every family, to have a positive experience with us.
We want every child to be well-prepared for the next stage in their education and learning.
Promoting health and emotional wellbeing, and keeping children safe, runs through everything we do.

This means that equality is central to everything we do, as well as being positive about the diversity of our local community and celebrating it.
Our objectives have been agreed following discussions with staff and with our governing body.

1. Ensure that all staff and all users are aware of our commitment to equality

2. Promote equal opportunities for our staff team and tackle bullying or discrimination quickly and robustly should it occur

 Our Public Sector Equality Duty at Huntingdon Nursery Document highlights our objectives and how we aim to succeed in these.  

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