Explain the meaning of equality, diversity and inclusion in the context of positive outcomes for children and young people. Diversity means valuing differences and treating others with respect. Different people have different hopes, beliefs, prospect, and responsibilities. We should remember that people from different background can bring fresh ideas and perceptions. Diversity can be differences in race, heritage, customs, belief systems, physical appearance, mental capabilities, etc. Diversity should be respected and valued because nobody is completely the same. People tend to reject what is different.
Our differences/diversities can lead to growth as a society or it can lead to violence and hatred. We must value our diversity in order to work together for the common good of our society/world. Our nursery is open to every child in spite of their cultural background, tradition, health or diet needs, and their skin colour or parents requests. The term equality means that everyone should be treated fairly. It recognises that everyone has individual needs and that they have the right to have their needs respected, their diet needs or any other parents, health or development requirements.
Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i. e. sex, race disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or age. As I mentioned it early, our nursery is open to every child. We should equal every opportunity. It is especially important if we want to support children development in the maximum possible way. Inclusion- is valuing all children and staff equally, increasing the participation of children in and reducing their exclusion from, the cultures and communities of local schools.
Inclusion is the opposite of discrimination by promoting inclusion we are supporting equality and diversity and challenging discrimination. Inclusions require us to look at the barriers to all families and children attending and who could attend the nursery. We need to work towards removing these barriers and to ensure they are broken down. This intern is promoting equality and diversity. At Kidz Kabin we are committed to giving every child the opportunity to learn and develop through play.
Kidz Kabin has an Equal opportunities and inclusion policy to help ensure this happens for all children regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, ability and background. Kidz Kabin provides equal opportunities for children by: Providing an environment where all children are fully accepted and integrated. Overcoming any potential barriers to children’s learning and development – seeking further help and advice when required. Whenever we have a doubt about child development we can always bring it to our senior staff and together we try best to support every child.
Talking and listening to each individual child. We not only give instruction but we listen to children or rather we observe them, as I work with children who still speak very little. Providing children with fun and exciting learning challenges. Every one of us is responsible to plan activities and in it we cover all areas of development. Providing children with positive images through play. Responding to children’s diverse needs as every child is different we observe them and plan activates which will supports them best. Encouraging respect for other people and cultures.
My nursery is open to every culture and we do support it through planned activities. We talk about different festivals and about different traditions. Challenging discrimination and prejudice. We do not accept discrimination towards anyone in our nursery. At Kidz Kabin we work hard to ensure inclusion and promote equality and diversity, as you enter the building there is welcome signs in many languages, we have access for wheel chairs and we have pictures around the room and in books of a diverse range of people. We teach children to see the difference in others in a positive way and to be respectful towards all people.
We ensure that all children are given the same opportunities even though they may not be treated all the same as they are treated as individuals with individual needs for example if we were playing with pasta and we have a child with an egg allergy we would have to make sure the child has the same opportunity as the children without allergies so we would look at the situation and see how we could change what we were doing to make sure this child was included, so we would use egg free pasta instead so all the children can join in together.
Compare, giving examples, ways in which services for children, young people and their carers take account of and promote equality, diversity and inclusion to promote positive outcomes. In our nursery we are treating all families equally because this has a positive impact on children as they can see that their family is being respected and will raise their self esteem. In my setting we promote different cultures and religions. Every year we celebrate the Chinese New Year and children are taught about some of their traditions and we make dragons and red envelopes.
We celebrate DIWALI and make lamps and we also did Indian music dancing. My setting provides excellent equipment and resources to enable children to be included and the correct training of staff. We have wall displays about others countries and provide many books on other cultures and religions. We display work the children have done for parents to see. We adapt activities to meet the needs of the child and also adapt ways of communicating including visual aids, body language, and speaking slower and face-to-face.
If we know that child needs an additional help we will seek for it. We will work with speech therapists to promote this by providing different types of communicating methods. We will work together with the child and the parents. Behavioural support will come into settings and give information and advice on the best ways to tackle bad behaviour and they will also work with the parents/carers. All these services aim to promote positive outcomes for all children and parents/carers. We always put children first. We support them in the best possible way.