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

MITEY2019 conference presentations


More than 140 delegates attended our #MITEY2019 conference in central London on 4 September 2019, and 98% of respondents to our evaluation said they were highly satisfied (68%) or satisfied (30%) with the day. Here are a few of their comments: Your plan and vision is brilliant. Keep pushing. It was a wonderful combination of … Continue reading MITEY2019 conference presentations

Settings must back men on nappy-changing, says DfE


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