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A call for early learning: man the barricades

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When talking about a gender gap, the usual assumption is that the balance needs to be shifted in order to bring better equality for women.

But that’s not the case in the early learning and childcare sector, which is currently suffering from a severe lack of male workers.

However now, a new funding drive aims to encourage more men into that sector.

Action has been taken because only 4 per cent of the “daycare of children workforce” are male, while in 2016-17 a similar proportion of enrolments to HNC childhood practice courses came from men.

John Kemp, interim chief executive of the Scottish ...

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