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Men in the early years

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NAHT has long campaigned for the government to do more to encourage more men into the early years workforce. We are therefore pleased to see that in April 2019 the Department for Education announced funding for a new project aimed at challenging stereotypes around men's roles in early education.

The project will be run by the Fatherhood Institute and will be supported by a £30,000 grant from government. More details about the announcement can be found here at

New Men in the Early Years website

NAHT has welcomed the launch of the Men in the Early Years (MITEY) website, which aims to become a resource for individuals and organisations doing their best to make Britain’s early years education workforce more gender-diverse, following the government's announcement of a £30,000 grant to support the project.

The website will host soon-to-be published information – for employers, for men who might be interested in early years careers, and for careers advisers – to help them promote early years as a career for men and boys.

MITEY has also announced that it will be holding a conference on 4 September 2019 in central London.

First published 10 May 2019