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Gender Equal Play in Early Learning and Childcare - Advice for practitioners

 

Have you used our Gender Equal Play in ELC resource? Tell us how it impacted your practice and win a book bundle for your early years setting!!
Call for case studies: How have Gender Equal Play practice resource supported gender equal practice in your setting?

Background

In 2018 the Care Inspectorate and Zero Tolerance co-produced a Gender Equal Play practice resource promoting gender equality in early learning and childcare (ELC). This resource aims to support good practice surrounding gender equal play/activities, interaction and environments and contribute to better outcomes for children in ELC settings in respect of gender equality and tackling stereotypes. The main target audience is childcare practitioners, although the resource is relevant to all professionals and organisations across the ELC sector.

Purpose of this project

Zero Tolerance & the Care Inspectorate are looking to build evidence of the work being done by early years practitioners around Scotland to support gender equality in early learning and childcare. We are gathering this information with the following aims:

  • To raise awareness of this work across the early learning and childcare sector
  • To better understand how and where this work is happening
  • To understand the benefits of this work
  • To demonstrate the impact early years practitioners are making in respect of gender equality and tackling gender stereotypes
  • To encourage further support for gender equal practice in the future

This call for case studies relates to work being done in all early year's settings and it is being undertaken by Zero Tolerance.

We would like to ask for more information about how you embedded the Gender Equal play guidance in your practice and for your consent to use all of this in public settings (on-and offline).

Where we will share this information

Collectively these case studies will be used

  • To create a booklet with best practice examples which will be shared with organisations working in the early years,
  • On Zero Tolerance’s website and partners' websites and social media
  • For on and offline events

Timeline

Call out 12th March

Please send your response by 30th April

Please fill in this survey

If you can send us also an image to illustrate your case study to Jo Zawadzka Campaigns and Engagement Officer email jo.zawadzka@zerotolerance.org.uk

Prize Draw

By making a submission your early years setting will be entered into our Prize Draw, where you will have a chance to win a bundle of books and resources. We will notify the winner by email.

We'd love to hear your feedback on this resource!

Download gender equal play

In partnership with the Care Inspectorate, Zero Tolerance have created this guide to help practitioners enhance gender equality for children across all early learning and childcare settings. It is also helpful for parents, and anyone working with young children.

The resource explains the importance of challenging gender stereotyping in the early years and provides ideas and examples of existing practice from across Scotland.

You can download this resource here or read sections of the resource below.

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Related downloads

Gender Equal Play in Early Learning and ChildcareGender Equal Play in Early Learning and Childcare This resource has been co-produced by the Care Inspectorate and Zero Tolerance in order to help practitioners enhance gender equality for children across all ELC settings.

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