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Building Futures: Developing trust – A focus on provision for children from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds in the EYFS

This resource invites practitioners across the whole range of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) settings to reflect on the quality of their provision for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children and their families.

The resource is set within the context of the themes, principles and commitments of EYFS. It is one of a set of materials that aim to increase practitioners' knowledge and understanding of potentially vulnerable groups, so that providers give informed consideration to their particular circumstances and requirements.

To consider the wider context for equalities, it will be helpful for leaders, managers and practitioners in settings, as well as local authority officers, to refer to the Early Years Single Equality Strategy (Early Years Equality, March 2008) Early Years equality

Applying this resource and the term ‘parent’

The information and ideas contained in this document may be applicable to practise with other families who may be at risk of underachievement.

Both parents and carers of children are included in the term 'parent' when used in this booklet.