Podcasts from the Foundation Stage Forum Limited

Cultural Capital: The FSF Podcast March 2019

Episode Summary

A new phrase, ‘Cultural Capital’, has been introduced to the inspection vocabulary. A phrase from the world of sociology, it refers to the essential knowledge and dispositions that all children, regardless of their background, need to progress in our modern world. It considers the opportunities that some children have by virtue of their background (access to books, conversation, music and out of home ‘experiences’ like museums, parks etc) and asks that the early years settings acknowledge the differences and seek to provide in-setting enrichment to help build the Cultural Capital for these children.