Our young learners are starting to develop their understanding of these values through a wide range of teaching and learning opportunities across the EYFS curriculum. These are some examples of how we promote British Values every day at the ACE Centre Nursery School through our ethos, our policies and our practice.
ACE Centre Nursery School children enjoy freedom and choice. Their routine and environment maximise opportunities for child-led experiences within an inspiring world of skilfully chosen, enticingly set-out and carefully maintained resources. These promote independence, well-being and highly involved play.
Adult-initiated group times are kept short and meaningful and are differentiated in both outcome and support. We also use group discussions and investigations to record the children’s ideas and voice even more visibly.
Children know that it is possible to find fair solutions in most situations through staff embedding Emotion Coaching and Protective Behaviours into every situation. They develop high levels of emotional intelligence and qualities such as patience, kindness, a desire to actively help and a good understanding of each other.
Children at the ACE Centre Nursery School all have an equal stake in creating a harmonious community. We create a culture of apprenticeship and real experiences which teach children how to value their participation within the whole community.
The children’s ideas are taken into account and inform the experiences and development of Nursery School through a continuous cycle of observation, teaching and evaluation represented in our daily spontaneous planning.