Involve parents in their children’s learning and learn about each child’s home culture from them.
Plan regular opportunities for children to talk to their small group about something they are interested in or have done.
Include mirrors and photographs of the children and their families and friends in the environment.
Reflect children’s socio-cultural and ethnic backgrounds and those of the wider community in the environment, play opportunities and resources.
Give time for children to pursue their play and learning without interruption, to complete activities such as role play, construction, building dens and painting to their satisfaction, and to return to their activities if they wish.
Provide experiences and activities that are challenging but achievable.
Provide a role-play area resourced with materials reflecting children’s family lives and communities. Consider including resources reflecting lives that are unfamiliar, to broaden children’s knowledge and reflect an inclusive ethos.
Involve children in drawing or taking photographs of favourite activities or places, to help them describe their individual preferences and opinions.
Provide books, stories, songs, music and other cultural artefacts that are drawn from a wide range of traditions and styles.
Provide and engage with CPD to extend practitioner’s awareness of anti-bias practice.