On Saturday 13th February 2016, Dan Arnell (Nursery Practitioner – Horley) and Nathan Sweetman (Nursery Manager – Ottershaw) attended the National Men In Early Years Conference in Southampton. They were both really eager to attend as Toad Hall are pushing the boat out to focus on Men In Early Years, organising our very own MIEY days also.
The conference consisted of a Key note speaker who was Neil Leitch (Chief Executive for Pre-school Learning Alliance) and also some workshops which included:
- Gender role models
- Issues for Men in Early Years
- Retention of Men in Early Years
Here is some feedback from Dan and Nathan on how they felt the day went:
Dan Arnell (Nursery Practitioner – Horley)
“I really enjoyed the day and got a lot out of it, there were several key note speakers and workshops I attended in which I found very inspirational and worthwhile”
Nathan Sweetman (Nursery Manager – Ottershaw)
“I think it was really well presented and a real good opportunity. I think if the event was held next year it would be worth more people attending from Toad Hall – not just the men”
Toad Hall cannot wait for the next Men in Early Years session!