Inclusion and Diversity in the Early Years informs early years settings on best practice and key research findings on creating an inclusive setting, and covers all aspects of equality and diversity. Practical advice, ideas and resources are backed up by theory and legislation and links to further reading and research opportunities are included. This title contains feedback from practitioners in different settings on how to develop, implement and maintain inclusive practice and it provides essential support to practitioners in their efforts to provide a rich cultural experience for children, regardless of their backgrounds and beliefs.
Includes chapters on:
- What inclusion and diversity means
- Legislation and policy
- Working with parents and carers
- Planning and resourcing
- Leadership and reflective practice
- Resources, support and further information.
About the authors
Dr Elaine Wilmot holds a Doctorate in Professional Studies and a Masters in Education. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, both as a practitioner and lecturer, and now works as an Early Years consultant. Anne Rodgers has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and has worked as a lecturer, trainer, mentor and nursery manager.
"I found this book was able to discuss issues in a clear, concise and informative manner, that aided my student's understanding of a difficult topic"
Siobhan Grieve, Lecturer in Childcare, Highland College, Jersey
"Inclusion and diversity is a key part of all childcare courses so I am always on the look out for relevant, user-friendly information for the learners. This book does that - it makes clear links to their experiences as early years practitioners in placement, yet also challenges their own thinking and opinions (points for reflection). Well done!"
Amanda Hicks, Curriculum Leader for CACHE, Bishop Burton College