Inclusive environments

Inclusive environments for all young children – it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it!

Course outline

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to understand the importance of providing inclusive environments for all children they work with. It will be set in the context of The United Convention on the Rights of the Child and the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and The Equality Act (2010). There will be a specific focus on the role of adults in ensuring a welcoming, inclusive and enabling environment and developing practice, which is responsive to the varying and changing needs of individual children. The session will include the importance of seeking the views and wishes of children to inform planning and support which is appropriate for all children.


By the end of the training the delegates will be able to

  1. Demonstrate their understanding of the context and importance of inclusive practice, including the Social and Medical model of disability.
  2. Explain what the terms ‘inclusive’ and ‘inclusion’ mean and how this underpins good practice in their settings.
  3. Analyse the barriers and solutions to providing inclusive environments and how to engage others in this process.
  4. Plan and implement ways in which to improve their setting’s environment to maximise engagement, participation, enjoyment and learning for all children.