Still at 3%: a quarter-century of inertia


In 1998 England’s early years workforce was 2% male. The figure is now 3% (Source: Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers (2021) summarised on page 82 of this DFE report). So 2023 marks 25 years of almost no progress – at a national level at least – towards a more gender-diverse early years sector. … Continue reading Still at 3%: a quarter-century of inertia

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