Diversity & Inclusion at Woodlands

Diversity & Inclusion at Woodlands

At Woodlands we take seriously the responsibility to ensure positive attitudes are encouraged in Early Years to promote diversity and difference. Not only so that every child is included and not disadvantaged, but also so that they learn from the earliest age to value diversity in others and grow up making a positive contribution to society.

What we are doing to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Supportive Stories for Children
Woodlands recently acquired copies of "My Skin, Your Skin: An Early Introduction to Race and Racism" a powerful book to help children and Early Years Educators have meaningful discussions about race and anti-racism. Most importantly, the book empowers children to be the best versions of themselves; to have self-love, self-esteem and self-worth, irrespective of their skin colour.

This book was specifically written by Early Years expert and children's media creator of the popular JoJo and Gran Gran (CBeebies), Laura Henry-Allain MBE, to support Parents and Early Years Educators to explain what racism is, why it is wrong, and what children can do if they see it or experience it. It also explores how important it is for children to celebrate their achievements and greatness. We are extremely proud that Laura is our Nursery consultant, Laura helped Woodlands grow from the start of our journey and continues to support Woodlands.

Inclusive Celebrations
We embrace and celebrate all celebrations from all over the world and faiths at Woodlands. Each month we update out Events and Celebrations section of our website to inform parents regarding forthcoming celebrations. We encourage parents to be involved in celebrations by bringing in items for show and tell or even coming to talk to the children to tell them about events or celebrations as part of their wider learning.