LA COCCINELLE

 FRENCH/ENGLISH BILINGUAL

PRIVATE CHILDREN'S DAY NURSERIES

 

 

We are opened

 

Monday to Friday

7:30am to 6:00pm

EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS

 

Please contact us if you require childcare outside of these days and hours as this can be arranged.

Contact Any of

Our Nurseries

 

Tel: 0113 345 32 32

 

 

ADDRESSES:

 

YORK ROAD BRANCH:

REGISTERED 21 FEB 2014

LA COCCINELLE NURSERY SCHOOL

3 OAK HOUSE

ACORN BUSINESS PARK

KILLINGBECK DRIVE

LEEDS LS14 6UF

Tel: 0113 345 32 32

Email: killingbeck@lacoccinelleltd.co.uk

 

ARMLEY BRANCH:

REGISTERED 9 AUG  2016

LA COCCINELLE NURSERY SCHOOL

4 ARMLEY COURT

ARMLEY ROAD, ARMLEY

LEEDS, LS12 2LB

Tel: 0113 279 63 39

Email: armley@lacoccinelleltd.co.uk

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Equal Opportunities Policy

 

LA COCCINELLE and all staff, volunteers and students are fully committed to valuing diversity by providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families.

 

The legal frameworks for this policy include:

- Race Relations Act 1976

- Race Relations Amendment Act 2000

- Sex Discrimination Act 1975,

- Education Act 1996

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & 2005

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

Equal Pay Act 1970

Children Act 1989

Equality Act 2006

Childcare Act 2006

Equality Act 2010

 

The Equal Opportunities Policy of LA COCCINELLE applies to all people, whether using or working within the setting.

We will not discriminate, whether directly or indirectly, in the treatment of any persons on the grounds of gender, race, culture, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, health statue or for financial reasons.

Acts of unlawful discrimination will be challenged and the person concerned helped to understand why this is not acceptable.

 

LA COCCINELLE is open to all members of the community and everyone will be made welcome...

 

In order to promote equality and diversity we will:

-        Ensure that all parents are made aware of our Equal Opportunities policy.

-        Offer equality and choice for all.

-        Advertise LA COCCINELLE widely.

-        Reflect the diversity of members of our society in our publicity and promotional materials

-        Ensure our Admissions policy promotes equality for all children and families.

-        Not discriminate against a family or prevent entry to our setting, on any grounds.

-        Provide opportunities for parents/carers to contribute to their child’s care and education.

-        Offer information regarding sources of financial support for families with differing means.

 

Liaise with parents/carers and other professional bodies, where necessary, in order to make a decision to offer a free/subsidised child place.

 

Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s welfare/Equal Opportunities

We aim to encourage children to develop positive attitudes about themselves and other people.

We will do this by:

-        Listening to children to ensuring each child feels included, safe, valued and respected.

-        Ensuring that all children have equal access to activities, resources and learning opportunities.

-        Making appropriate provision to ensure each child receives the widest possible opportunity to develop their skills and abilities and recognise different learning styles.

-        Providing play materials/resources and activities that demonstrates diversity of background and ability and help to develop positive attitudes to differences of race, culture, language, gender and ability.

-        Promoting children’s awareness of their own culture and beliefs and those of other people.

-        Ensuring the differentiation of activities to include the needs of all children.

-        Working in partnership with key professionals to ensure that individuals with learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities can participate fully in all aspects of the provision.

-        Avoiding stereotypical images in equipment, resources and activities.

-        Using positive, non-discriminatory language with all children.

-        Valuing the home background of all children.

-        Ensuring any discriminatory language or practice is challenged appropriately.

 

English as an Additional Language:

-        Staff will value linguistic diversity and provide opportunities and support for children to develop and use their home language in their play and learning.

-        The setting will provide information in languages, which reflect the needs of the local community for families who speak English as an additional language. Our practices will ensure their full inclusion.

-        Alongside support in the home language, staff will provide a range of meaningful contexts in which children have opportunities to develop English.

 

Inclusion:

-        The staff will ensure that there are positive attitudes to diversity and difference so that every child in included and not disadvantaged.

-        Children will be supported to learn from the earliest age to value diversity in others and grow up making a positive contribution to society.

-        Staff will work with parents/carers and other professionals to make reasonable adjustment to the environment as required by the Disability Discrimination Act to accommodate and meet the needs of a child with identified learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities.

-        Staff will focus on each child’s individual learning, development and care needs by:

-        Removing or helping to overcome barriers for children where these already exist.

-        Being alert to the early signs of needs that could lead to later difficulties and responding quickly and appropriately, involving other agencies as necessary.

-        Stretching and challenging all children.

-        All children, irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulty or disability, gender or ability will have the opportunity to experience a challenging and enjoyable program of learning and development.

-        LA COCCINELLE will not discriminate and we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled children and young people to meet their needs as early as possible.

-         With parents/carers permission, we will bring a child or young person who we believe has or may have SEN to the attention of a local authority.

- LA COCCINELLE has a designated person for Inclusion, this person is AISSATOU CLISH.

 

LA COCCINELLE aims to develop children’s positive self-esteem and the esteem of others.

Staff will set a good example by treating one another and the children with respect.

 

Staff Training:

-        Staff, students and volunteers will be encouraged to attend training opportunities to support their awareness and understanding of equality and diversity.

-        The setting SENCO will attend training around special educational needs and the code of practice.

-        Staff, students, volunteers will have equal access to identified training to ensure professional

development.

 

Employment Statement:

-        All posts will be advertised and applicants judged against specific and fair criteria

-        Applicants will be welcomed from all backgrounds regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation or age.

-        LA COCCINELLE may use the exemption clauses of the Sex Discrimination Act 1986 where it is necessary in exceptional circumstances to enable the service to best meet the needs of the community.

-        Successful applicants will be subject to references and checks by the DBS.

-        Job descriptions will include a commitment to equality and diversity as part of the specifications.

-        The recruitment process will be monitored to ensure that it meets the Equal Opportunities policy.

 

Race Equality Statement:

-        LA COCCINELLE has due regard to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination.

-        We promote equality of opportunity and good relations between people of different racial groups.

-        We provide good opportunities for children from ethnic minorities and we wish individuals who access the setting to know that they will receive the same fair treatment and be cared for based on their individual needs.

-        All individuals are entitled to equal rights and the same opportunities, regardless of racial group

-        We expect everyone involved in the setting to seek to eliminate racism where it is identified.       We strive to ensure equal access to the setting.

-        We encourage, support and help all children and staff to achieve their full potential.

-        Our resources will reflect cultural diversity.

 

Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s welfare/Equal Opportunities

We will regularly review and monitor this policy and the practice of LA COCCINELLE to ensure that we are fully implementing the policy for equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

 

 

This policy was written by:

AISSATOU CLISH

Owner/Director and Lead Manager

 

Date:    20 September 2016

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