Childcare providers urged to promote `gender-equal play´

19 December, 2018
Categories: News

A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare.

The Care Inspectorate – the body which inspects registered childcare providers – said the initiative has been brought in because “childhood and play is becoming more gendered and polarised between girls and boys”.

Children’s Minister Maree Todd welcomed the new resource, saying: “Evidence shows that gender stereotyping from a very early age has an impact on the decisions that girls and boys make about their future subject and career choices.

“This guide explains the importance of challenging gender stereotyping and provides ideas and examples for early years professionals of existing good practice.”  Full article