ChildForum is delighted to be leading an initiative to offer male-only training scholarships and invitation grants to show men that they are wanted and valued in the early childhood sector.

Adam Buckingham, president of EC Menz, a group for men working in ECE, said the initiative is a welcome one. “EC Menz has lobbied for initiatives to increase numbers of men teaching in early childhood education, so this is great news,” he said. “It is a great step to move towards gender diversity in early childhood education. This will benefit children. As more men work in the sector, more children can experience male teachers working alongside women.”

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