Still at 3%: almost a quarter-century of inertia


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

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