An eight-part guide for early years practitioners on successfully implementing anti-bias practice and supporting young children to value equality and diversity, by Anne O'Connor.


Equality and Diversity: Part 1 - Introduction

Teaching young children to overcome bias and challenge prejudice is a process that must start with early years practitioners reflecting on their own attitudes, says Anne O'Connor.


Equality and Diversity: Part 2 - Gender

Treating males and females as equal is not always easy in early years settings dealing with an unbalanced workforce and families' different cultural beliefs, says...


Equality and Diversity: Part 3 - Age

Early years settings can do much to counteract the negative images and words attached to age groups in our society, but practitioners must question themselves first,...


Equality & Diversity: Part 4 - Sexual orientation

Mixed and biased messages that even young children can pick up about sexual orientation are more prevalent and more damaging than many people might think, says Anne...


Equality and Diversity: Part 5 - Race and ethnicity

The harmful effects of bias based upon a person's or group's ethnicity, and positive ways to overcome it in early years practice, are explained by Anne O'Connor....


Equality & Diversity: Part 6 - Language & Culture

Early years practitioners have a key role to play in helping children understand the nature and equality of the different languages and cultures in British society,...


Equality & Diversity: Part 7 - Faith & Belief

Faith is deeply integral to many aspects of society and holding occasional celebrations in the nursery will not be enough to teach children about different cultures,...


Equality & Diversity: Part 8 - Ability

The difficulties that a child has with being 'different' are not the result of the difference but of the ways people see them and institutions provide for them,...