Cultural Capital

Cultural capital is the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education with a wide range of enriching experiences. These experiences reflect the child’s environment and develop their many skills such as resilience and confidence, as well as promoting their social interactions, their relationships and culture.


Examples of some of the experiences are:

  • Interview someone from a different culture 
  • Sew on a button and make a running stitch
  • Visit Asda to buy something with money. 
  • Learn a poem off by heart
  • Spend an afternoon at the seafront sketching
  • Make a PowerPoint presentation
  • Visit a museum 
  • Learn about a key figure from history during Black History Month
  • Plant fruit seeds to watch them grow
  • Make bark and leaf rubbings
  • Make something from clay 
  • Dress up and take part in a performance in front of an audience
  • Make a puppet
  • Eat something you have grown  
  • Visit a lifeboat station
  • Make a pop up card
  • Prepare a food from a different culture/continent
  • Prepare a dessert that is good for your mood
  • Take a train ride
  • Make a board game and play it with friends