Unit 1.1, 1.2,1.3
Taken from a policy for Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy;
All members of staff and volunteers must treat each child or adult with total respect no matter what their culture, gender, race, disability or special need, sexual orientation religion or belief
Diversity- is differences between individuals and groups in society which arise from gender, social culture or religious, backgrounds, ethnic origins, family structures, sexuality, appearances or disabilities.
In the crèche we provide children with dolls of different ethnicity dolls. We have posters that show how to welcome parents and children in different languages. We have dolls houses that have dolls with disabilities e.g. some of the dolls are in wheel chairs. We provide toys that are age appropriate for all the children that attend the crèche.
Equality – is about making sure that everyone is treated fairly and given fair equal chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way but making sure that their needs are met in different ways to suit them.
All children in the crèche are encourage to play with all toys that they wish to play with, we don't gender stereotype. We provide dressing up clothes of different cultures.
Inclusion- is the opposite of discrimination in so far that all necessary steps are taken to encourage eveeyone to understand that they can use all the services in which the children's center provide regardless of their age, gender, disbility, religion, sexuailty etc.
All children within the crèche are included regardless of their background, or any special needs that they may have.
Three examples of discrimination
The potential effects that children may have in the effects of discrimination could mean that they are left out, have low self esteem, they could be low in confidence, children may not be given a chance to take part in activities as they may think that their disability prevents them from doing so.