Peques Group Vision:
“Our vision is a world where children are allowed to unlock their inner potential, flourish from within and lead the way …...”
Peques Group Mission:
Our mission is to provide a safe, secure environment to meet the social, emotional & physical developmental needs of the children at our settings.
We acknowledge that parents are the children’s primary educators and we work in partnership with them in every aspect of their early years’ education. We consider that a child’s education is not exclusive to the child’s home or school environment, and that we as parents and teachers unconsciously transmit knowledge through our actions and way of life.
We value each of the children individually, as well as the family environment, starting with their parents. The importance of knowing our place and the role that is expected of us, be it that of teachers, parents or children forms the basis for our education and future life.
We, as teachers, educate children to enjoy life to the fullest and to make the best of what they have. Every child brings with them their family values, beliefs and culture, we feel it is crucial to build on this with each child enabling them to feel totally accepted and valued as an individual.
We fully acknowledge our own origins and respect the dignity of our children and their diverse customs and cultures. Only by looking at our own roots with love can we teach our children to create their own path and look towards the future with confidence.
“The joy of life comes with the acceptance and pride of our roots.”
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental “British Values” of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. At Peques we acknowledge and practice these fundamental moral values which are already implicitly embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a jewel that we have been promoting since the birth of Peques and forms an integral part of our Philosophy.
At Peques this is the way we demonstrate the following fundamental “British Values”:
We encourage children to know and understand their self-worth and demonstrate to them full respect for their parents, friends and teachers in order to act as role models for them to do the same. The children are encouraged to share resources with each other during free and guided play as well as sharing ideas leading to child initiated activities. We encourage our children to be inquisitive and ask questions when they are curious and need answers to fulfil their little although absorbent minds.
Rule of Law
Everyone needs boundaries even adults, we ensure that boundaries are set in a way that the children are able to clearly understand them. We also teach them that there certain behaviour is not allowed and that there are consequences for such behaviour. We work with the children to enforce these boundaries so that they feel involved and proud to abide by them. Tidy up time is done in a fun and playful way with singing and is part of the children’s routine.
We provide opportunities for children to develop their self-esteem and increase their self-confidence in their appearance as well as with their abilities, for example, we plan activities around emotions and feelings and explain to the children that we are all special and unique in our own way, in our appearance and in our capabilities. We encourage children to take supervised risks for example experimenting on obstacle courses that are set up in the garden and in the nursey as this boosts their confidence.
We do not sanction the labelling of children in order to protect their individuality and self-esteem and therefore when we praise or discipline a child it is always the action that is praised and addressed and not the actual child.
Mutual respect and tolerance
As with democracy we promote full respect for each other despite, race, culture or gender whilst celebrating diversity every day as part of everyday life. Here at Peques this is the norm as we have so many families and staff from such a wide range of different cultures that this is who we are and is a fundamental contributing factor to the Peques Culture. We teach children through role play the importance acceptance and tolerance and to accept each other for who we are without becoming upset, anxious or being actually upsetting to others.
Children contributing to the wider Society
Charity Bakery Project
We are happy to share with you all that we have finally reached the last stage of our project!! After some explanations of where the money could be sent and a visit to the Charity in North end Road, Dolphins & Elephants group have decided to donate their money to the British Heart Foundation to support a little girl. The total money collected was £74.00. Soon we will receive a letter of confirmation to share with you. Thank you again for your donations and unconditional support. The children have learnt a lot, we hope to continue developing these mini projects.