Ahead of the the Third National Men in Early Years Conference, Nicky Oram, of Best Practice Network, discusses her workshop on 'Perspectives from recent trainees on the Early Years Teacher training (EYITT) programme'. This information session and workshop will include commentary from current and past trainees “telling their story” including why they work in early years and what they value from this work. We will also include a focus on the role of early years teachers in prom
Deborah discusses her workshop ahead of the 3rd National Gender in Early Years Conference... This workshop will look at practical ways to create a positive environment for children, parents and carers and practitioners when thinking about sexuality and gender and how it is reflected in an early years setting. There will also be resources from Working with Others to take away. Gender is socially constructed and children learn messages about gender from a very early age. In a
I give full credit to Simon Brownhill, the co-author of our forthcoming book on Men in Early Years, for the great title of my workshop for this conference – Pride and Prejudice. When Simon suggested this, I immediately realised how it aptly encapsulates the tension between the joy, fulfilment and freedom to be oneself that are the mark of professional identity enjoyed by those men and women who make a success of their Early Years Teaching career, and the gender stereotypes th
Shaddai Tembo is a member of the leadership team at Bristol Men in Early Years and gives a slightly different perspective on the reasons why we need to urgently do something to address gender in early years settings... Click here to download.