Equality in Early Years

Equality in Early Years – Training Opportunities

Introduction to Equality   Adam Conference Room, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA 14th of May, 4-6pm

An introduction to the principles of equal opportunities and its important in early year’s services. Find out about the Equality Act and how you can show that you are meeting the needs of all those who need to access your services.

 Including Children with Disabilities   Saltire Rooms, John Muir House, Haddington 9th of May 10am-12noon

An opportunity to think more about inclusion and gain practical advice about how you can include children with additional support needs in early years settings. This course is delivered by the East Lothian Council Children’s Services Disability Team.

 Working with LGBT Families ‘Different Families: Same Love’ Saltire Rooms, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA 20th of May 2-4pm

 Stonewall’s 2010 research on children with same-sex parents called ‘Different Families: The experiences of children with lesbian and gay parents’, shows that they too can be subjected to homophobic bullying. This session will look at how we can talk about different families, so that all children can be themselves, feel proud to talk about where they come from, and enjoy learning free from fear of bullying. It will support participants to tackle homophobia in early year’s settings and find out about legislation and support available for LGBT families.

All Courses are FREE of charge and are open to all those working in early years services in East Lothian.

How to Book

To book your place on any of the above courses, please contact Pauline McLaren on 01620 82 9947 or email pmclaren@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please let us know if you have any special requirements that will allow you to fully participate in each session e.g. access requirements.

For more information about any of these courses, please contact Rebecca Spillane, Equalities Officer on 01620 827134 or email equalities@eastlothian.gov.uk . If there is any training on specific equality issues that you are interested in taking part in, please email equalities@eastlothian.gov.uk