The Inclusion Series: Meaningful Participation in ECEC



Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith has many years of teaching experience in ECEC settings, early childhood intervention, special education consultancy and inclusion support.


The goal of inclusion for all children underpins the Early Years Learning Framework. But what does inclusion really mean? This webinar will provide an introduction to the principles of supporting inclusion and suggest practical strategies for supporting children’s inclusion as part of your everyday practice.

All children have the right to be included in an ECEC service. But what does inclusion really mean, and what types of support can you provide to help ensure that every child participates in a meaningful way? Join Margaret Smith for discussion and practical examples around:

  • the differences between inclusion and integration
  • making necessary adaptations to support all children’s meaningful participation
  • enhancing the experiences of ECEC for all children through: inclusive group and meal times; developing functional  and social play skills; and supporting children to make routine transitions.