What is equal opportunity policy in childcare?

Under the requirements of the Childcare Register childcare will be accessible and inclusive by taking all reasonable steps to ensure that the needs of each child, relating to their childcare, are met; and not refuse to provide childcare or treat any child less favourably than another child due to their race, religion.

What should be included in an equal opportunities policy?

What Is Included In An Equal Opportunities Policy? All the forms of discrimination covered by the Equality Act 2010 should be mentioned in the policy. This includes age, sex, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and pregnancy/maternity.

What policies are statutory for childminders?

It is considered good practice and strongly recommended that you have these policies in writing too:

  • Managing Behaviour.
  • Bullying – can be included in behaviour policy.
  • Children’s illness/Infection.
  • Accident/Injury.
  • Medicines.
  • Equal Opportunities/inclusion.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Health & Safety.

How do you promote equality in a childcare setting?

Treat each child as an individual and respect their religions and cultures. Offer all activities and toys to all children regardless of gender and developmental needs. Encourage positive role models, displayed through toys, imaginary play, books and posters that promote non- stereotyped images.

How does the Equality Act Link to the Eyfs?

Eliminating discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the Act. The draft revised EYFS Statutory Framework ‘provides equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported’.

Why is equality important in childcare?

Attending a high-quality inclusive setting can help support young children who are at risk of, or have faced inequality and discrimination. Effective inclusive practice provides all children with access to opportunities and support during the earliest and most influential years of their learning and growing.

How do you write an equality policy?

To begin the policy, write a statement that outlines your organisation’s commitment to equality; that explains your aims are to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes positivity, and instils a can-do attitude in everyone, no matter their background or characteristics.

What are childminders responsibilities?

Childminders are responsible for planning and preparing a programme of play based activities and in the completion of all relevant record keeping, paperwork and administration. All Childminders have a responsibility to promote and demonstrate a high level of professionalism when carrying out their work.

How do you promote equality?

To help, we have some tips to help you promote equality and diversity in your organisation….

  1. Identify & prevent unconscious bias. We all have unconscious biases.
  2. Put equality policies in place.
  3. Mind your language.
  4. Use objective criteria.
  5. Be proactive.
  6. Get advice if needed.
  7. Watch out for indirect discrimination.

Where can I find childminding policies and procedures?

All childminding policies & procedures below are downloadable as Word documents, enabling you to tailor them to the unique requirements of your setting. A policy to use if you have college students in your setting. A policy template to use if you have a child in your care with an allergy.

Why do we need an equal opportunity policy?

Children learn from an early age to value diversity in others and grow up making a positive contribution to society. I will meet the individual needs of all children by:  Valuing each child for whom they are and recognising differences; so they feel understood whatever their ability, ethnic background or gender.

Can a childminder discriminate against a disabled person?

The childminder/s in disseminating and implementing the settings policies and procedures must ensure that no one at the setting discriminates, (directly or indirectly) or victimises another person on the grounds of sex, age, disability, (including reasons of a person’s association with disabled

What do you need to know about child care policy?

To detail your policy on how you will care for children you look after overnight (if registered to do so). A policy on how you will facilitate potty training and the use of the toilet. If you have pets in your setting you may want a pet policy. A policy on how you help a child to settle in your setting.