Together we are MITEY: Building a Mixed Gender Early Years Workforce is the Fatherhood Institute’s new one-day ‘share and learn’ training course, offered exclusively to members of the MITEY (Men In The Early Years) network.

The course is designed to support early years leaders, managers and practitioners to build staff teams that include people of any gender, and support them to work in gender-flexible ways, providing the best quality, gender-sensitive education and care to the children in their setting.

Drawing on the latest research evidence from around the world, we will work together to cover a range of topics including myths and stereotypes about men in early years education; male-inclusive recruitment and retention; creating a gender-confident team; gender-flexible practice; communicating with parents; and gender-sensitive pedagogy.

We can offer this as a commissioned course for up to 25 people for £2200 plus VAT, or as a one day mini-conference. We also offer bespoke consultancy. For more information please contact Jeszemma Garratt, the Fatherhood Institute’s Head of Training, by email at j.garratt (at) or on tel 0791 7864130.