All the latest news and views on moves to attract more men to working with young children. Will fresh initiatives to increase the proportion of males in childcare have a significant effect?

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Survey to look at why so few men work in childcare

Researchers at Lancaster University are looking for early years practitioners and managers to take part in a study on the recruitment, support and retention of male...


DfE £30,000 project to recruit more men in early years

The Department for Education has launched a new drive to recruit more men into childcare as a career.


London's City Hall launches award to tackle gender stereotypes

Nurseries, schools and colleges will be able to gain a new award designed to tackle gender stereotypes.


New fund to get more men into childcare

The Scottish Government has launched a new fund to encourage more men to enrol on childcare courses.


Schools get behind call for more men in early years

School leaders are to show their support for getting more men into early years.


Nursery group launches action plan to recruit more men to work in the early years

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has launched a four-point plan to encourage more men to work as nursery teachers and assistants.


Start-up aims to encourage more men into childcare and support new fathers

A new workspace crèche collaboration is hoping to tackle gender inequality for working parents in London.


Outrage over Leadsom's comments that male childcarers might be paedophiles

The early years sector has been outraged by comments made by Andrea Leadsom, the new environment and rural affairs secretary, who claimed that men who worked in...


Montessori offers £3,000 bursaries for male students

Bursaries are now available for men who want to train at Montessori Centre International (MCI).


New drive to increase number of men in childcare

The Fatherhood Institute has launched a recruitment drive to get more men into childcare.