A positive sense of self not only safeguards children but also supports lifelong emotional health and wellbeing.

Course content:

• How gender stereotyping impacts children’s developing sense of self and others.

• The effects on aspiration and attainment.

• The links with inequality, prejudice and poor mental health.

• Strategies to create a fully inclusive environment that challenges stereotyping, celebrates difference and encourages all children to be themselves.


Links to the following Dimensions of the Bristol Standard:

  • D1 Values and Aims
  • D2 Relationships and Interactions
  • D3 Approaches to Play and Development
  • D4 Physical Environment
  • D5 Play Experiences
  • D6 Observation, planning and Record Keeping
  • D7 Staffing, Leadership and Management
  • D8 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • D9 Partnership with Parents and the Wider Community
  • D10 Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Course details

Cost: Free for Bristol-based Ofsted registered childcare workers and Bristol BAND members. £45 all others, 10% discount to non-Bristol BAND member groups.
Venue: BAND Office, Scrapstore House, Sevier Street, St Werburgh's, Bristol, BS2 9LB. View a map
Tutors: Lucy Rae & Alice Hoyle
Refreshments: Tea, coffee & squash provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Funded by: BAND Ltd.
Please note: Bookings on booking form only, accompanied by separate cheques for each attendee payable to 'BAND Ltd' please. Places are limited to 15 (2 per setting), so book early!
Closing date: n/a.