Plan extra time for helping children in transition, such as when they move from one setting to another or between different groups in the same setting.
Provide activities and opportunities for children to share experiences and knowledge from different parts of their lives with each other.
Provide ways of preserving memories of special events, e.g. making a book, collecting photographs, sound or video recording, drawing and writing.
Invite children and families with experiences of living in other countries to bring in photographs and objects from their home cultures including those from family members living in different areas of the UK and abroad.
Ensure the use of up-to-date, appropriate photographs of parts of the world that are commonly stereotyped and misrepresented.
Help children to learn positive attitudes and challenge negative attitudes and stereotypes, e.g. using puppets, Persona Dolls, stories and books showing black heroes or disabled kings or queens or families with same sex parents, having a visit from a male midwife or female fire fighter.
Visit different parts of the local community, including areas where some children may be very knowledgeable, e.g. Chinese supermarket, local church, elders lunch club, Greek café.
Provide role-play areas with a variety of resources reflecting diversity.
Make a display with the children, showing all the people who make up the community of the setting.
Share stories that reflect the diversity of children’s experiences.
Invite people from a range of cultural backgrounds to talk about aspects of their lives or the things they do in their work, such as a volunteer who helps people become familiar with the local area.