Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.4: Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Learning outcome: Be able to work in ways which support equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Assessment criteria: Analyse the benefits of supporting equality, diversity and inclusive practice
There are many benefits to supporting equality, diversity and inclusive practice in the workplace.
By creating an environment where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, Early Years settings can reap a number of benefits, including improved employee morale, increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and better outcomes for the children they care for.
Children that are part of an environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion will naturally learn to be more accepting of others and develop a sense of identity and a feeling of belonging.
Inclusive practice also helps to break down barriers and can make Early Years settings more welcoming and attractive to a wider pool of employees and families. It can also enhance the reputation of the organisation.
And, of course, it ensures that the organisation complies with legislation and best practices.