The project seeks to support those working in early years services to understand more about equality and diversity and why it is important in early years services.

The project is part of the East Lothian Support From the Start initiative.

We aims to encourage all those working with children and young people to:

  • Recognise the impact of discrimination and social inequalities on children and families
  • Recognise the importance of what is learned in childhood and how this lays the foundation for a more just and equal society
  • Value diversity and difference this includes differences in identities, cultures, beliefs, abilities and social practices
  • Challenge negative labels and attitudes.

A guide to equality and diversity for those working in Early Years

Through the guide you can find out more about what we mean by equality and diversity, the benefits of inclusion and also read some case studies about good practice.

Equality in Early Years Guide

For further information on the process support from the start