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Inclusive practice in the Early Years

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CPD Topic 3: Diversity and Representation in the Early Years Profession

Course content: This topic has been developed with Joss Cambridge-Simmons, the founder of ‘Jossy Care’, a specialist childcare enterprise that focuses on the importance of gender representation. This course will support your own understanding and reflection on the importance of representation across all areas in the early years and the positive impact this can have…

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CPD Topic 2: Gender in Children’s Play

Course content: This topic has been developed with Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University. The course introduces how gender biases shape our brain in the Early Years and why these experiences have such an impact on a child’s early development. The course content explores practical ways to acknowledge and be more proactive at…

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Episode 8: Gender biases – supporting parents and the local community with Professor Gina Rippon

To round up the 4th episode with Professor Gina Rippon, Shaddai asks Gina to share her thoughts on how practitioners can communicate with more effectively with parents and the local community to overcome and challenge gender biases.   Communication strategies Parent engagement is critical to make a difference and this regular communication with parents on the initiatives…

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Episode 7: Challenging gender stereotypes with Professor Gina Rippon

In this episode, Shaddai Tembo is joined again by Professor Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, to discuss what early years settings can do to promote a more gender inclusive practice.   Gender inclusive practice Gina shares with listeners some of the practical steps and strategies that can be…

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Episode 6: Gender in children’s play with Professor Gina Rippon

Throughout this episode, Shaddai Tembo is joined again by Professor Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, to continue the conversation of keeping gender on the agenda in the early years. The first five years count Touching on her own research and experience, Gina reiterates just how important the…

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Episode 5: Keeping gender on the agenda with Professor Gina Rippon

Throughout this episode, Shaddai Tembo is joined by Professor Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, for the first of the conversations on gender in children’s play and overcoming gender biases. Why should we be keeping gender on the agenda?   Before delving into the recent shift changes in…

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Episode 2: The voice of the child with Dr. Sharon Colilles

Throughout this episode, Shaddai Tembo is joined by Dr. Sharon Colilles, to further explore the topic of inclusive practice in the early years. In this episode, Sharon and Shaddai talk all things observation and reflection, to enable practitioners to incorporate each child’s ethnic and cultural experience in the context of the setting.  Focusing on the voice…

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Episode 3: The importance of reflective practice with Dr. Sharon Colilles

Throughout this episode, Shaddai Tembo is joined by Dr. Sharon Colilles to discuss why reflective practice is so important when adopting an inclusive approach.     Sharon touches on the power of being present within the moment and really taking time away from the day-to-day routines is crucial to adapt and ensure inclusivity is embedded.…

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Episode 4: Promoting inclusive practice with Dr. Sharon Colilles

Shaddai Tembo is joined by Dr. Sharon Colilles for one final time to wrap up their incredibly insightful discussion on inclusive practice in the early years. Throughout this episode, we explore how practitioners can challenge their practice to make positive changes.   Sharon shares what advice she would give to practitioners trying to implement inclusive pedagogy…

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