Herts for Learning Online
:: Celebrating difference and challenging stereotypes in Early Years ::
This two-part course will support settings/schools to promote a culture where all children, families and communities are included and welcomed. Settings have a duty to challenge gender stereotyping and celebrate all diversity. It is important to support every child to understand and embrace difference. In the EYFS children are rapidly developing a sense of self and a sense of others and are forming assumptions and sometimes prejudices. Children must be supported to value diversity in the world around them to counter any negative assumptions and help prepare them for life in 21st century Britain. The course will examine how settings can challenge prejudice, embrace diversity and inclusion and celebrate difference. Practical ideas, prompts and reflections will help delegates to identify and make key steps to make this part of everyday practice.
By attending the course, participants will:
  • consider how to create an environment that celebrates diversity and ensures that children and their families see their stories reflected and valued in the setting
  • explore how the setting can ensure it is welcoming to all children and families including those with LGBT members
  • exploring the importance of challenging gender stereotypes
  • understand how this work is in line with the equality law, the EYFS and Ofsted requirements
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Years Practitioners
  • INCos/ SENCos
  • Subject Leaders
Price £142 (£157)
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