We are working towards becoming a UNICEF Rights Respecting Nursery Level 1 Award

The highest qualification for nurseries level 1.

What is a Rights Respecting School Award?

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on the principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

The RRSA seeks to put the UN convention on the rights of the child at the heart of our nurseries ethos and culture to improve wellbeing and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

Young children and the nursery community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting nursery models rights and respects in all its relationships, whether between adults and pupils, between pupils or between adults.

Our class charter has been developed to support the language and attitudes of mutual respect for the rights of the child. The Tudor House class charter is based on 5 of the 45 articles that best fit our settings, aims and ethos of our nurseries, these are embedded in our daily routines of the nursery.

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Article 2 – We respect ethnicity, religion, language, background of everyone in our nurseries.

Article 12 – Every child has the right to express their wishes and views.

Article 19 – Children have the right to be protected from violence, abuse and neglect.

Article 24 – Every child has the right to good health care.

Article 29 – Every child has the right to education and to reach their full potential.

What impact the RRSA has on the children?

Improved self-esteem and feelings being valued and listened to.
Increased levels of respect for each other.
A sense of security as rights respecting language and behaviour is used consistently throughout the school.
An understanding and respect of religions, cultures and beliefs different to their own.
A wider and deeper understanding of the world.

What impact the RRSA has on the adults?

Strengthens collaborative working towards a common goal
A sense of ownership in developing an approach that meets the vision of the nursery as a whole

What impact the RRSA has on the whole nursery?

Provides an overarching set of values that improve the climate for learning
A deeper and more cohesive way of working