A group of highly motivated male teachers, practitioners and professionals from Bristol have joined forces to encourage more men to consider a career in early years and challenge common stereotypes about males in the profession.
The Bristol Men in Early Years Network is designed to provide support for men working in any capacity with children up to the age of seven. It acts as a professional forum and works to unpick common misperceptions. Across the country around 98% of the early years workforce are female and only around 2% are male.
The network meets quarterly at St. Werburgh’s Park Nursery School and is chaired by Jay Ramsey who has worked for seven years at St. Werburgh’s Park Nursery School.