Promoting British Values
For early year’s providers, teaching British values is about teaching children to be proud to be British and ensuring they are not being radicalised at an early age. Whether you live in a predominantly white, middle class suburb or a multicultural inner city, it is our responsibility to ensure children are safe and healthy, always aspiring to be the best they can possibly be.
At the same time, we as early year’s providers are becoming more aware of the need to ensure that British values are in our planning.
Info for Parents
We are not required to plan specific ‘lessons’ to teach children British values – they are already embedded in everything we do. Britain has undergone rapid economic and social change in the last few decades and we live in an increasingly diverse society. We need to teach our children that it is possible to live together peacefully, each of them a valuable part of our multicultural world.
Ofsted inspectors are required to make a judgement about how well we deliver a curriculum which includes teaching children about Britain and British values so we need to address and show evidence of this in our planning.
It is important that we work closely with parents as well – to let them know that we are going to be teaching their children British values as part of our day-to-day curriculum and to let them know that the EYFS requires us to provide them with ideas which they can use at home.