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Promoting British Values

The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are implicitly embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage and our practice. Here are some of the ways we promote them at The Little Learning Tree Preschool:

  • Let children know their views count and encourage everyone to value each other’s opinions and values. We help demonstrate democracy in action, for example, by letting children share views on what activity should come next with a show of hands.

  • Provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration

  • Give children opportunities to develop enquiring minds by creating an atmosphere where all questions are valued

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Rule of Law
  • Ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, helping them to distinguish right from wrong

  • Work with children to create and understand our rules , such  tidying up and walking feet and also ensuring children understand that the rules apply to everyone

Individual Liberty
  • Provide opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities, for example, through allowing children to take risks on an obstacle course and talking about their experiences and learning

  • Encourage a range of experiences that allow children to explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand everyone is free to have different opinions

Mutual Respect and Tolerance
  • Encourage and explain to children about the importance of tolerant behaviours, such as sharing and respecting each other’s opinions

  • Promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, by sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of children’s experiences

  • Provide resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping

  • Create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued

  • Arrange visits whereby children can engage with the wider community such as the Ark Children's centre

  • Encourage children to acquire a tolerance, appreciation and respect for their own and other cultures by discussing with children the similarities and differences between themselves and others; and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions

  • Share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences

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