Information on supporting boys and tackling gender stereotypes when it comes to caring for children in your setting.
The booklet downloaded from Foundation Years draws on the experience and expertise of early years' practitioners who are currently actively engaged in exploring what works best for boys.
Ali McClure is an Education and Parenting Consultant who also mentors trainee teachers for Kingston University. Ali writes, lectures and researches on how to help both parents and practitioners bring out the best in their boys.
Professor Cathy Nutbrown of the University of Sheffield discusses issues of gender stereotyping in early childhood settings in this bite size article
The conversation, looks at the idea of unconsious bias, helping us to understand that despite what we try to achieve in terms of being gender neutral, our own past experiences may in fact cause us to show bias that we were not even aware of.
Stonewall has produced a freely downloadable guide "Getting Started, Celebrating Difference and Challenging Gender Stereotypes in the Early Years Foundation Stage".
Specifically for early years settings, the Stonewall guide draws on experience to provide practical ideas, prompts and reflections for early year's settings to be inclusive of gender and of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in your setting.