In 1998 England’s early years workforce was 2% male. We can confirm that the figure still sits at 3% (Source: Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers (2021) summarised on page 82 of this DFE report). That means next year (2023) we could be celebrating 25 years of almost no progress – at a national … Continue reading Still at 3%: almost a quarter-century of inertia
Download a summary of our collaborative project (2020-22) with Kids Planet Day Nurseries, aimed at reducing gendered barriers to early years apprenticeships. This project was funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Sometimes a piece of feedback catches you off-guard and makes you realise that what you do is worthwhile. Below is an email we received last week, from a practitioner we’ve never met or worked with, but who has obviously been touched by our work. We share it here simply because we are really proud to … Continue reading One man’s MITEY story
“Why is there a lack of male teachers in the EYFS?” is the title of a research project being undertaken by Fletcher Clayton, a third year Primary and Early Years Education student at Huddersfield University. Find out more about the study in the participant form below. You can take the questionnaire here.
As part of the Department for Education funded Together for Two Project in England, we were invited by PACEY (the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) to partner with them in challenging perceptions about childcare roles, delivering careers-in-childcare sessions, and talking directly to Job Centres about the opportunities that are available to men. Find … Continue reading MITEY + PACEY: Together for Two
Dear Mr Fletcher Yes, we absolutely need boys to have positive role models, including teachers in early years, primary and secondary education, as mentioned in your speech at Westminster Hall, subsequent Twitter statement and in media articles like this from Sky News. But it’s unhelpful to make this about replacing ‘absent fathers’, who are far … Continue reading A letter to Nick Fletcher MP