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Engaging Gypsy Roma Travellers in the EYFS

Support and advice to settings to help engage GRTs in the EYFS.

Engaging Gypsy Roma Travellers in the Early Years Foundation Stage

The Equality Diversity Inclusion Team - EDIT (formally ISSK - Inclusion Support Service Kent) offer consultancy, training, support and advice to settings on how to engage Gypsy Roma Travellers in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our training will provide a safe and confidential space where practitioners will:

  • examine the attitudes, preconceptions, stereotypical assumptions and prejudices of themselves and other
  • develop an understanding of histories, cultures and traditions
  • delve deeper into the complexities surrounding inclusion, exclusion, lifestyle-choice, ethnicities, as well as eradication of cultures, change and social engineering
  • support and challenge practitioners in their understanding of how, by working in partnership with families and with a range of services, they can begin to address some of the barriers to achievement that currently exist for some of these children.

We aim to ensure that every child matters in our settings and that due regard is given to the particular circumstances of diverse groups who may be at risk of under-achievement.


The Equality Diversity Inclusion Team support, consultancy and bespoke training can be bought:

  • Through the EDIT Core Support Package
  • Using Credits (half day - 320 credits, full day - 630 credits)
  • Ad hoc (half day - £330, full day - £650) +VAT if appropriate.