The ENCo Equalities Handbook

Handbook for Equalities Named Coordinators in Early Years Settings


Promoting Equalities and Inclusion in Early Years and Childcare

Highly Commended in the 2014 Nursery World awards.

This unique resource, developed in Cambridgeshire to support inclusion and equalities in Cambridgeshire provision, is now available to purchase nationally.

The Equalities Handbook describes and explores the role of the Equalities Named Coordinator (ENCo) in raising awareness of, championing and embedding inclusive practice in early years and childcare provision. The Handbook contains brand new content to reflect the most recent legislation and guidance on narrowing the gap for all priority groups, and working with families who have English as an additional language (EAL).

The Equalities Handbook comes with a CD-ROM of useful templates and resources which can be used by providers to make their own, to monitor progress and support improvements in practice.


Developed by specialist staff from Cambridgeshire’s Early Years and Racial Equality and Diversity Services, the handbook was recently “highly commended” for a national award for promoting inclusive practice.

It can be offered:

• as a stand-alone resource.
• with implementation support for local authority adviser teams.
• as a supported model to implement with providers in your area.
• with additional training support.

View a sample of the Handbook by clicking the image below:

Cambridgeshire: Free to all Cambridgeshire Settings as a hard copy, childminders receive a CD-ROM

Out of county £90  (a 20% discount is available on quantities of 10 or more).

For further details or to place an order, please see the contact details below.

Contact information

For any enquiries about this resource please contact us:

Email: earlyyears.service@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01223 706133