December 11 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Thursday, September 19, 2013
First Step has recruited a new equalities co-ordinator.
Tracy Salmon has worked at First Step for a year and recently took up the role of equalities co-ordinator to reflect the needs and cultural diversity of the families and children that use the charity’s services.
Her responsibilities include producing materials, creating displays and providing playroom resources.
Tracy said that, during this term, the charity would be celebrating many religious festivals, including Diwali, Harvest Festival and Hanukkah.
She said: “The children’s craft activities and playroom environment will focus on these celebrations, including our own 25th anniversary; messy play will include using brightly coloured sand and chalks to create rangoli patterns.
“We are utilising specialist libraries to ensure our children have access to toys which reflect their own circumstances.
“We will be taking delivery of dolls with mobility frames.”
Tracy added: “First Step is an inclusive, welcoming environment and our aim is to fully engage with everyone in our community.
“I hope that, through our activities, we are able to acknowledge, celebrate and share the many different cultural experiences that reflect our diverse community.”
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