The Department for Education has issued a clear statement to early years settings, that they should not give in to parents’ requests for male practitioners to be excluded from providing intimate care to their young children. Speaking at the 4th National MITEY Conference in London on 4 September, Susie Owen, Deputy Director of Early Years … Continue reading Settings must back men on nappy-changing, says DfE
#MITEY2019 participants: hello (and hello to any other #MITEY men and gender diversity advocates). We hope you find our website useful. If you’d like to help us take the ‘men-in-the-early-years’ agenda up a notch, here are three simple actions you can take now: Join our campaign Sign our Charter Tell us what you think of … Continue reading Join us, sign our Charter and help us shape our campaign!
Sorry but we are no longer able to guarantee places. You can still ask to be put on the waiting list for the event and we will release any places that come available due to cancellations, on a first come, first served basis, to people on that list. For waiting list requests, please use the … Continue reading Update: the 2019 MITEY conference is fully booked
To help raise awareness of men working in early years education – and the need for more – we want to produce some posters. These will feature images of diverse male early years educators/ practitioners, holding up signs saying ‘Together we are #MITEY’. The one above features Thomas Pickering, who works at a nursery in … Continue reading Send us your #MITEY selfies!
We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for our FREE national MITEY conference, which will take place in central London on 4 September. Speakers will include Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi; Gina Rippon, author of the brilliant The Gendered Brain; and a host of experts and innovators … Continue reading MITEY 2019: register for our FREE conference now
Whatever your kids do to celebrate Father’s Day this year, take a few minutes to congratulate yourself on the care and education you’ve given them over the years. And then think…maybe you could use all that experience as the starting point for a new career in early years education. Why not? You know what makes … Continue reading Why not think about a new career this Father’s Day?