A letter to Nick Fletcher MP


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

Let’s get more men into early years education this National Apprenticeship Week


It’s National Apprenticeship Week and the MITEY campaign is calling for more early years providers and training organisations to reach out and recruit more male apprentices. We are working with Kids Planet Day Nurseries, to help them recruit and retain a cohort of 12 male apprentices as part of a project funded by Greater Manchester … Continue reading Let’s get more men into early years education this National Apprenticeship Week

MITEY launches apprentices pilot in Greater Manchester


We are delighted to confirm that we will be working with Kids Planet Day Nurseries – the UK’s third largest private nursery provider – to recruit and support 12 male apprentices through Level 2 training, as part of a £328k pilot aimed at removing barriers to apprenticeships in England’s North West. Under the partnership, funded … Continue reading MITEY launches apprentices pilot in Greater Manchester

Apprentices references


1. See p29 footnote in Department for Education (March 2019), Providers’ Finances: Evidence from the Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers 2018 Research Report. Available online: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/795332/Frontier_-_SCEYP_2018_Finance_Report_v2.pdf. 2. For an accessible summary of the biology and psychology of fatherhood watch Becoming Dad: the Science of Fatherhood by Dr Anna Machin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teiMZW5w4dg. 3. Burgess, A. … Continue reading Apprentices references