What's it about?

Childminders have a responsibility to promote equality, value diversity and work inclusively, supporting young children to value equality and diversity. Children need to feel valued and learn to respect one another. 

Today, young children are raised in a society with many sources of cultural diversity. The difficulties that a child has with being ‘different’ are not the result of the difference but of the ways people see them. This course has been developed for childminders who wish to gain an understanding on all aspects of equal opportunities which directly affect their childminding practice.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to:

  • Understand and recognise equality of opportunity issues.
  • Explore good practice in relation to childminding.
  • Identify and challenge discriminatory practice.

Key learning during this course includes understanding and explaining:

  1. Personal values and beliefs and how this could impact on providing equal opportunities within a service.
  2. What equality and diversity means, how they both differ, and the legal requirements connected to equal opportunities.
  3. The activities/experiences that children can be offered within a service which support the promotion of equality and diversity.
  4. How children can be encouraged to share and co-operate in joint activities with their views, opinions, and feelings respected.
  5. How individuals who do not promote equality or value diversity may be challenged, including children and adults using the childminding service.
  6. How to seek and evaluate feedback from children, young people and their families about their experience of using a childminding service.

Course outcomes:

When you have completed this course, your core knowledge and understanding will include:

  1. A knowledge of legislation in relation to equality and diversity.
  2. A knowledge of legislation in relation to data protection.
  3. The ability to understand and recognise equality of opportunity.
  4. The ability to explore good practice in relation to childminding.
  5. The ability to identify and challenge discriminatory practice.

Why should I attend?

By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand and recognise equality of opportunity issues. 
  • Explore good practice in relation to childminding.
  • Identify and challenge discriminatory practice. 

Who is it for?

Childminders who wish to gain an understanding on all aspects of equal opportunities which directly affect childminding practice. 

e-Learning

This course is available as an e-Learning option. Booking by e-Learning allows you to complete the course at a time that suits you.

Interactive Learning

Our Interactive Learning opportunities provide a networking approach to learning to improve your knowledge and skills. The courses are organised at a venue near you.

On Demand

Our Learn with SCMA team can arrange any SCMA course to come to you - wherever you are in Scotland.  

Provided you know at least six SCMA members interested in a particular course, we can provide the training.  We can arrange for any of our Continuing Professional Learning courses to be organised for groups of 6-20 SCMA members at a date, time and place to suit you and your group.

If you would like to book On Demand Learning with SCMA then please give us a call on 01786 445377.