1. Understand the importance of equality and inclusion.
1.1 explain what is meant by diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination.
Diversity; diversity is accepting that all people are different and have different abilities. People are different in many ways such as different age groups, cultures, backgrounds, social groups, genders ETC. in the setting we support diversity in many different ways one of the ways we do this is by providing age appropriate activities that support children’s needs. E.g. when doing cutting and sticking activities we provide both left and right handed scissors.
Equality; equality is providing equal opportunities for all people. In the setting, we ...view middle of the document...
“Only boys can play with cars not girls” (child).
Discrimination may occur inadvertently in the setting as a member of staff could say “ill put the cars out for the boys today as they like them” with out meaning it to discriminate against girls.
1.3 Explain how practises that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination.
Practises that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination by having policies in place that both staff and parents can read and follow within the setting, managers can go on and/or send staff on training to make them more aware of discrimination and what it is and ways that they could prevent it, settings could use persona dolls with the children which will allow them to have a positive approach to others no matter what their age, class, disability, race, culture, religion, gender or sexual orientation is also the setting could provide different activities such as themed cultural days. An example of a themed cultural day could be eid where the children can dress up in traditional clothes, make cards,...