Children and families come in all shapes and sizes, as do members of staff. LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education will support practitioners in thinking about LGBT issues in relation to their early years practice.
It examines the history of equalities legislation and the diversity of families with LGBT members alongside pragmatic advice to ensure that all children, families and staff feel welcomed and celebrated in the early years setting.
This book offers realistic advice and practical guidance, which results from years of first-hand experience in the early years sector. The chapters explore key topics such as:
A brief history of legislation in the UK in regard to LGBT diversity
Good practice with children and families
LGBT diversity in an early years work environment
Resourcing for equality
Including case studies, reading lists and links to useful websites and organisations, this book will be valuable reading for all early years practitioners and students that want to promote an inclusive environment for the children in their care.
Deborah Price is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and an associate lecturer at The Open University. She has worked in early and primary years as a teacher, trainer, inspector and lecturer. Kath Tayler has worked in early years for over 30 years as a nursery nurse, primary teacher and lecturer in early years education and care. Kath is currently a senior lecturer at Brighton University and an associate lecturer at The Open University.
1. Introduction 2. What's it all about? 3. The legal background 4. We are family 5. Thinking about practice with children and families 6. LGBT diversity within a staff team 7. Resources 8. Conclusion