Use the headings below within your write up.
You are required to demonstrate your ability to conduct primary research in your work placement in respect of the setting’s policy on equality and diversity practice. ‘Primary research is carried out to answer specific issues or questions; it can involve questionnaires, surveys or interviews with individuals or small groups’
I created a questionnaire and provided it to 10 Parents. 8 were completed and returned. 6 parents were from Ireland 1 family from Romania 1 family from Poland . It was evident from the questionnaire that parents were not aware that the service had a policy in place for equality and diversity but did feel that it was recognised in their Childs daily activities in the Day-care setting
You must ensure that a copy of your primary research and data is included with the assignment. (This is not included in the word count)
Select one area in the physical environment. ART AREA
Art area is well equipped, storage shelves at Childs level Material for art area are labelled with pictures and easy reach for children that may have language difficulties. Pictures of work that has been completed by the children are on display boards that are at eye level and a small picture of the artist is in the corner, so the child and family can see their work. There is a display Board that represent and was completed by the children called ‘me’ that has been added to with pictures of family members
Provide a comprehensive overview of this area, detailing existing provision and any existing aspects of equality and diversity
Make clear and appropriate recommendations to further improve equality and diversity the chosen area.
Devise an implementation plan to take forward your recommendations including changes in the Equality policy.
Section 1 – 1000 words
Introduction and Aims for your chosen area of the physical environment. A brief explanation of Equality and Diversity, in respect of Policy, Procedure and Practice. Referring to best practice in, Diversity and Equality Guidelines For Childcare Providers.
Provide an overview of Existing Equality Provision on the chosen area of the physical environment. (i.e. resources, accessibility, layout, displays, books, storage, suitability etc.).
Section 2 – 500 words
Make clear and appropriate recommendations to further improve equality and diversity in the chosen area. (Recommendations must have specific rationale to support them).
Section 3 – 500 words
Devise an implementation plan to take forward your recommendations. The implementation plan should include (collaboration, curriculum and policy changes, resources, budget and time line for making improvements) Provide a Conclusion. (Reflect on how personal, cultural identity, attitudes and values can potentially impact on the child at ECCE settings)