My first mindee is due to start in a couple of weeks and I'm going to buy some multicultural and inclusion toys, but how much am I expected to have and does anyone have any good examples? I can have access to some via the local toy library but would prefer to have a selection at home.
I wouldhave thought the point was that you represented a variety of experiences/cultures in your books/dolls/musical instruments rather than buy a couple of 'multicultural things'. so what Avada said but have a variety of dressing up clothes rather than the 'normal dressing up clothes' and the 'different cultures box' for example. Mabe ask people to bring you back things from holidays?
I got some nice bits of a free printables site, people of the world, with print out traditional clothes, laminted them and the kids love dressing them up and mixing up outfits, also if you have a local pound shop they often have puzzles, jigsaws of similar things you could also try any local takeaways chinese / indian etc, they might be happy to give you some complimentary menus, chopsticks etc for the home corner.
Definately good to integrate the resources into everyday stuff, at DD's nursery they had a massive playhouse and every doll inside had a different disbility, wheelchair, walking stick, leg missing etc, the kids hated it and was really quite scary, that doesnt represent RL, ended up in a corner with a big cover on it.
I use the library for the children's books. They choose some, I choose some and it means we have a wide variety and thousands to choose from. If they really love a particular book, we can renew it. I have a special library card as a childminder, which means I can get out 25 books for 3 months.