British Values


Fundamental British Values form part of the Early Years curriculum and are there to reflect life in the modern Britain; they underpin what it is like to be a citizen in our modern and diverse country, valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK.


So what are the British Values and how are they reflected in our nursery?


1. Democracy

  • our children are treated equally and have equal rights
  • our children are taught to take turns, share, collaborate and make decisions together


2. Rule of Law

  • our children are supported to develop understanding that rules matter, behave within clearly defined boundaries and deal with consequences
  • our children learn to manage their own feelings and emotions, and recognise right from wrong


3. Individual Liberty

  • our children are supported to develop a positive sense of themselves, their self-knowledge, self-esteem and confidence
  • our children are encouraged to reflect on their differences and understand that we are all free to have different opinions


4. Mutual Respect and Tolerance

  • our children recognise the importance of treating others how they want to be treated
  • our children learn to appreciate and respect their own culture and the culture of others, and share their experiences, celebrations and traditions