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Sunrise Nursery

Equality and Diversity

Sunrise Nursery is committed to taking positive and proactive steps to ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination, for everyone in our community.

 

Sunrise Nursery’s Equality and Diversity procedures aim to help all staff counteract and eliminate both direct and indirect discrimination in decision making, employment practices and service provision and to ensure that our services strive to achieve equality of opportunity for all.

 

We aim to provide a welcoming and caring environment that promotes and reflects cultural and social diversity and is equally accessible to all. We will endeavour to challenge any offensive behaviour, language or attitudes with regards to race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, culture, gender, language, sexual orientation and disability.

 

We recognise that achieving the objectives of our equal opportunities policy relies on the active involvement of parents and carers, as set out in the Partnership with Parents and Carers policy.  As such, we will both welcome and encourage parents and carers to get involved in the running  of the Nursery, and to comment on the effectiveness of its policies and procedures.

 

We will facilitate regular opportunities for consultation with parents and carers about the service that we provide, as a means of monitoring the effectiveness of the equal opportunities policy.

 

Equal Opportunities Procedures

To realise Sunrise Nursery’s objective of creating an environment free from discrimination and welcoming to all, we will: Ensure that our services are open and available to all parents and carers and children in the local community; ensure that issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, culture, gender, language, sexual orientation and disability do not inhibit a child from accessing the Nursery’s services; treat all children and their parents and carers with equal concern and value; have regard for promoting understanding, respect and awareness of diversity and equal opportunities issues in planning and implementing our programme of activities; help all children to celebrate and express their cultural and religious identity by providing a wide range of appropriate resources and activities; ensure that our recruitment policies and procedures are open, fair and non-discriminatory; ensure that all members of staff are aware of, and understand, the Equal Opportunities policy as it relates to all aspects of its work; encourage and support staff to act as positive role models to children by displaying and promoting tolerant and respectful behaviour, language and attitudes and challenging any discriminatory incident, according to the provisions set out in the Staff Disciplinary Procedures, the Behaviour Management, and Dealing with Racial Harassment policies; treat seriously any member of staff found to be acting, or have been acting, in a discriminatory way, according to the provisions of the Staff Disciplinary Procedures policy; work to fulfil all the legal requirements of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

 

The Managing Director will be responsible for ensuring that the Equality and Diversity policy is implemented and that its effectiveness is regularly monitored. She will be responsible for ensuring that: Staff receive appropriate training; the Equality and Diversity policy is consistent with current legislation and guidance; appropriate action is taken wherever discriminatory behaviour, language or attitudes become apparent.

 

All Sunrise Nursery’s policies and procedures will be kept under review to ensure they do not operate in a discriminatory manner or in anyway against its commitment to equal opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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