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Parrywood Childcare Term Dates 2016/2017:

Autumn Term

Introduce a friend, get 2 free sessions!

If you like what we do at Parrywood Childcare, why not tell your friends and family? If your friend registers and stays with us for at least 1 whole term, you will be able to claim two free 3 hour sessions for your child. These can be taken as either 2 half days or one full day.

Promoting British Values

At Parrywood Childcare we understand that the society in which we live is diverse and therefore, our curriculum and life within our Pre-Schools reflects this. For our pupils, we aim to continually weave the thread of social, cultural, moral and spiritual British values throughout day to day Pre-School life. Underpinning this are the values and understanding of democracy, law, liberty, respect, tolerance, tradition and heritage. The 'Equality Act 2010' protects all individuals from discrimination and it is the Pre-Schools duty to ensure that all individual have equal access and opportunity to all that is on offer.

At Parrywood Childcare we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:-

Democracy - This is embedded within the Pre-School. Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas and have their voices heard through Key Family time at each session.

Rule of Law - The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the Pre-School, or the country are consistently reinforced throughout the regular Pre-School day, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through Key Family time. The children are aware of the consequences of not following the rules in our Pre-School community. The children learn to understand the difference between right and wrong in all aspects of school life throughout the session. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Health and Fire Service are regular parts of our planning and help reinforce this message.

To encourage and promote good behaviour, attitude and work, we have devised a reward system. As a Pre-School, we are committed to praising children's efforts. We endeavour to praise the children informally, individually, during the Pre-School day. Children are not only rewarded for achievements in curriculum areas, but for behaviour. Rewards are given in the form of stickers or the opportunity to sit on the Golden Table and receive a certificate.

Individual Liberty
- We encourage our pupils to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for our children to make informed choices, through a safe environment and empowering education. Our children are encouraged to give their opinions and share these ideas with due regard for the feelings of others. Our children plan their own activities by providing staff with an idea of what they want to learn and what is of interest to them at any particular time. As part of the PSED curriculum we place a huge emphasis on the social and emotional learning of our children. We celebrate achievements both in and out of school in Key Family time, through certificates and stickers which are sent home.

Mutual Respect
- mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the Pre-School community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs - This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Members of different faiths and religions, especially parents and other family members are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the Pre-School. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures.

Throughout Pre-School life the children are encouraged to discuss differences between people such as their faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality (where appropriate). They also discuss differences in family life such as looked after children or young carers.

British Traditions and Heritage - We celebrate the role of Britain both historically and in the present. We want our children to have knowledge of and be proud of their British heritage and the cultural and historical traditions that we are renowned for the world over. This involves celebrating Royal events, Remembrance Day, festivals such as Harvest,
Christmas and Easter.

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