Alton Manor Nursery’s Pride in Belper

Belper Alton Manor Nursery on Gregory’s Way has been full of pride by getting involved the communities first ever Pride Event held on 3rd August.
Staff at the setting took the opportunity to celebrate diversity and difference with the children in line with their curriculum framework and british values standards.
Children spent the week looking at families, people and the local community as well celebrating the world we live in.
They ended this weeks special focus, by holding a ‘rainbow day’ . Children and staff all dressed in their rainbow best and colours of the pride rainbow and celebrated difference together with a rainbow party to be proud of!
During this ‘Rainbow Party’ Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service popped along to the nursery with their Pride Rainbow Fire Engine for the children to enjoy which made this a special event for the families within the local community even more special
Nursery Manager Stefanie Reardon says :
 “We have an important role as educators at the nursery , we become ambassadors for promoting and celebrating the difference within all the children and families as well as staff who attend our Nursery. We are aware there has been much news coverage around the teaching of this subject within schools, but we saw this exciting event within Belper’s community as a opportunity and platform to celebrate individuals and differences.
It is important within the early years to promote kindness , tolerance and acceptance within all children at all ages – nothing more , these are values we will continue to promote daily to ensure we give every child and family the best start in life.”
Children of all ages (0-5) engaged in various activities, stories and resources / discussions within the nursery environments all week to introduce and celebrate difference with the full support from families whose children attend Alton Manor.
Assistant Manager Chloe Morley supported this event by commenting :
“We promote a culture of acceptance within the nursery, showing are support for Pride and introducing the idea of difference and tolerance to the children is completely right and something we should advocate more of.”

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