British Values


The Government defines British Values as promoting:

Democracy • Rule of law • Individual liberty • Mutual respect and tolerance

At Ethelred Nursery School and Children’s Centre, we promote British Values by recognising that such values are intrinsic within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (2014) which we adhere to.

At Ethelred Nursery School and Children’s Centre we see British Values in the following ways:

  • As part of the focus on self-confidence and self-awareness as cited in Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Enabling children to understand the value and ability to take turns (Democracy) for example by sharing resources and expressing their thoughts/opinions/feelings.
  • Enabling children to respect each other and understand right from wrong (rule of law), for example children knowing that we use words and not force if we disagree with others. Understanding rules matter, developing emotional and social skills.
  • Enabling children to make choices and recognise some choices may be different to others (individual liberty), for example children valuing and respecting choices made by their peers.
  • Enabling children to respect and value others (mutual respect and tolerance), for example children recognising and valuing children’s different play (boys in the home corner, girls using real tools); learning that some cultures may be different to others but equally should be respected.

We create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued, and where we promote the idea that you should treat others as you wish to be treated.