Bridge Farm Day Nurseries

Bridge Farm Day Nurseries

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British Values

Bridge Farm Day Nurseries ensures that British values are incorporated into and demonstrated through EYFS learning and play:

The British Values are :

  • Democracy
  • Mutual respect & tolerance for others
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty


Democracy is about everyone being treated equally and having equal rights. We teach democracy in our settings through encouraging sharing and group decision making. Encouraging children to help with decisions on “Golden Rules” and communicating their need for help and support. Showing children that their views count and as do the views of their peers. The children (and their families) can inform us of food preferences and where possible these are catered for by our nursery cooks. Children are given opportunities to discuss favourite songs and choose what to sing at group times or what stories to listen to. This can be done by way of a vote or if a child has a particular preference for the day.

Mutual respect and tolerance for others is about learning to understand and appreciate each other’s differences, without allowing those differences to mean a change in treatment of any sort. It’s about being a part of a community where not everyone is the same and forming relationships within that without discrimination. We teach this through celebrations of different cultural and religious festivals from Christmas, Easter and Harvest to Diwali, Chinese New Year and Birthdays. We take children on  visits into the community allowing them to experience new ideas, feelings and a greater self-awareness of the world around them. We provide a variety of British food alongside cuisine from around the world so that the children can learn about and understand other cultures and traditions

The rule of law is about ensuring the children in our early years settings understand that rules are important and learn right from wrong. We teach children that there are boundaries and consequences, and that feelings and behaviour should be managed to fit within these boundaries. We follow “golden rules” and encourage children to be respectful of the rules. Some of the rules that we encourage at nursery are “being kind” “Sitting at the table when eating” “Having manners” “sharing” “taking turns” “respecting each other”

Individual liberty is about children understanding and valuing their own self and confidence in making choices. Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness are important here, which are imbedded in our teaching of the EYFS. We provide opportunities for children to take risk and experiment with their own ideas. They are free to discuss their views and opinions in a safe environment. We provide a dance and movement class on a Thursday but also have dance activities provided through the week. These activities encompass a variety of British songs as well as songs from different countries encouraging children to discuss their favourites.