Who cares in a crisis? Emotional labour during the Covid-19 lockdown

By Jo Warin On Thursday evening I am on my front doorstep putting my heart and soul into clapping for our health and social care workers.  As I stand there and clap, my sympathies are also with another… Read More

What can the UK’s male ‘nursery manager of the year’ teach us about recruiting men?

If you were looking for a ‘poster boy’ for men working in early years education, Tobie Keel might just fit the bill. A modest, softly-spoken young man, Tobie left school at 14 with no qualifications. Now he is… Read More

What stops early years employers recruiting men?

New figures from the Department for Education show that most parents (79%) support the idea of male staff working in early years settings. But the reality in the settings we have interviewed for our case studies is that… Read More