Last Updated 28/11/2022
Teaching children about diversity helps them to understand that people can be different and the same all over the world. It also helps them to build character that will last for their whole lives. As childminders, if we talk openly with pre-schoolers about the differences they see then children are provided with a model of openness that they will learn to imitate. This is why doing diversity awareness activities with childminded children is an important way to demonstrate that you are promoting British values in your setting.
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Free Downloadable Diversity Planning Calendar for 2023
Use this calendar to plan to celebrate diversity with the children in 2023. The calendar includes the dates of some multicultural holidays, religious festivals and other big events with a diversity focus.
QUIZ: How diversity-aware is your language when it comes to talking about disabilities?
QUIZ: How diversity-aware is your language when it comes to talking about race?
Products that can help you
Diversity Awareness MEGA Pack
Our Diversity Pack Mega Pack is a collection of 20 mini printable packs with resources to help childminders teach 20 different diversity and British Values topics.
Each mini pack is designed to offer clear messages on 20 important diversity and British values themes for 2-5 year old children giving you all the tools you need to explore many ‘difficult’ topics at a level that is right for very young children. Altogether the Mega Pack contains 50 original art projects with templates plus over 100 suggested activities including printable activity sheets and cooking projects.
Each Mini-Pack sold separately would cost around £3 (which would be £60 for all the mini-packs) making this MEGA pack fantastic value for money!
All childminders need to promote equality, diversity and British values at your setting. Read the Prevent Duty for more information.
More information on what inspectors will be looking for regarding diversity is available in these documents: the Common Inspection Framework, the Early Years Inspection Handbook and Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings.
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