Inclusion and equality in early years

The Early Years Inclusion and Childcare Service established a working party in June 2020 following the death of George Floyd and are committed to stand up against racism and promote racial diversity and inclusion.

Early years

The working party’s aims are to support our service and the early years sector with: 

  • Supporting colleagues, children and families to identify and challenge racism and discrimination
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion among our staff and by championing the rights and needs of children and adults in the communities we serve.
  • Working within the Equality Act to ensure that everyone is treated fairly based on their protected characteristics.
  • Sharing key messages and resources that promote equality, inclusion and diversity
  • Supporting anti-racist practice in the early years

Bitesize videos

The following links are the you tube videos mentioned in the starting the conversation bitesize which will help you develop your knowledge further:

Audits and toolkits

    A toolkit for practitioners working with children and young people.


    Reporting incidents

    The document below contains a hate incident recording form and a pathway summary chart for action to be taken.

    Key messages for parents

    Audio and video

    Adults resources

    Visits to the Temple, Synagogue and Mosque

    We have produced simple resources for you to use to develop your own knowledge about other places of worship in the community. The PowerPoint slides have been developed from our learning at each place of worship. We respect that there is diversity within faiths and individual beliefs.

    Children's resources

    • All about Diversity by Felicity Brookes Mar Ferrero – ISBN-13 : 978-1474986649
    • Children’s Empowerment in Play by Natalie Canning –  ISBN : 1138322296
    • Daddy do my hair by Tola Okogwu – ISBN- 13 : 978-1398511460
    • Lulu’s First Day by Anna McQuinn – ISBN- 13 : 978-1907825217
    • My First Heroes Black History - Campbell Books – ISBN-10 : 1529062624
    • My Skin, Your Skin: An early introduction to Race and Racism by Laura Henry-Allain – ISBN-13 ‏: ‎978-0241512739
    • So Much by Trish Cooke – ISBN-13 : 978-1406390728
    • We are together by Britta Teckentrup – ISBN-13 : 978-1848578562