Early years

Gender Equality in the early years and childcare

Zero Tolerance Work on prevention within Early Years Sector

It is never too early to question what is seen as ‘normal’ or what is traditionally expected of boys and girls in our society.

By encouraging gender equality from a very young age we can protect children from the negative consequences of inequality and discrimination as they grow into adults.

In partnership with the Care Inspectorate, we have created a guide for early years practitioners - Gender Equal Play in Early Learning and Childcare - find out more here.

We also have created a series of blogs on this topic called Anyone Can Play - read them here.

Find our research in this area here.


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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.