1.1. Explain what is meant by
Diversity means understanding that individual people are unique, and also allowing us to recognize our individual differences. These can also come along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs.
Equality is making sure that each individual or any group of individuals aren’t treated any different or less favourable these also include areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
In a private child care setting children of all physical, emotional, and academic abilities are all cared for in the same nursery or school environment. Children are able to participate in different daily routines and activities this allows them to develop their with creative adaptations. Children are also given the opportunity to further grow and develop at their own pace.
Diversity and equality approaches involve creating a happy and healthy childcare setting where in which each child feels a sense of belonging and love . All practitioners will be able to watch, observe and listen to what the children play with and how the adult interaction helps to identify any bias or discrimination
1.2. Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting
This could be a women only nursery i.e not allowing men to work there. Not having Halal meat. People getting more holidays than people who work more hour etc.
1.3. Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination
If policies are put into place it gives clear guidelines of appropriate behavior to follow.
2.1. Identify which legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own role
If you show certain interactions with individual people that respect their beliefs, culture, values and preferences these are actions that will demonstrate how all practitioners are able to view their contributions that other people will experience and have to the setting’s own diversity and to their professional perspective.
2.2. Show interaction with individuals that respects their beliefs, culture, values and preferences
It is important to understand your job role, make sure you treat every person you work with as an individual and always maintain their needs and preferences individually, making sure we treat every individual with respect and support their independence, to build a trusted and professional relationship at work.
2.3. Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that encourages change
It is very important that we never ignore or excuse discriminating behaviour no more than you should ignore and excuse someone if they have inflicted physical pain on someone else. To help to promote changes we will need to change some people’s attitude they have towards other races, sexuality, religion etc. We should try to educate children in school and nurseries about different culture and disabilities by doing activities and circle time that will allow the children to share their experiences with their peers, this will help to encourage them to help think of other people’s feelings and they can share different options with each other allowing them to think about what they have learnt.
3.1. Identify a range of sources of information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion
Some sources of information can include Library, Council training, internet, Colleagues, leaflets, posters, government websites these can all be helpful when yu need to learn about diversity and equality.
3.2. Describe how and when to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion
Parent or carer settle session – this is an opportunity to find out information about the child and to identify if there are any possible barriers to help them to take part and find out how to discuss if they can overcome these issues. Sometimes finding out what strategies parents use at home. Also finding out in advance if the child that is starting the nursery gives everyone time to put in place any necessary changes or guidelines to nursery practice which can include attending training courses if they are appropriate for the children’s needs.