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New courses start in September 2015, Coatbridge, Edinburgh and Glasgow - apply now !

Men in Childcare in collaboration with Partner Zabrze

New Horizons in Preschool Education

International Conference, Krakow - 24 October 2014

Full conference details and Programme

The aim of the conference is to promote proven and effective ideas and solutions in
preschool education, to exchange experience and establish cooperation, with experts from
the European Union and the United States.
A key objective is to compare the current state of gender balance in Early Education in
the areas of Poland, The Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Scotland,
England and the United States.
The Conference will be followed by a European Network Meeting on the 25th of
October your attendance is welcome.
All Booking Requests to


Holiday Play Workers and
Volunteers needed for  
holiday weeks in 2015

Are you a responsible, energetic and enthusiastic individual, creative about play? Can you easily relate to children and young people and ensure their safety and respect for each other, as well as making sure they have fun?

Then we would like to hear from you!

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DECET (Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training)

We are delighted to announce that Men in Childcare have been selected to Chair the DECET network.

Early years teaching: why it is a job for the boys

Jane Haywood - Guardian Professional

Only 2% of staff working with the under 5s are male - it's time we had some gender equality, says the CWDC's Jane Haywood.

Men in Childcare Promotional DVD available now.

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TESTIMONIAL - Men in Childcare Make it Happen ! - A letter of thanks and how it happened for James Callaghan from Glasgow

Men in Childcare
and Education Global Network




Edinburgh courses have moved from Stevenson College to Edinburgh College

Milton Road Campus, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh EH15 2PP

Now at Coatbridge


From February 2014 Men in Childcare courses will also be available at Coatbridge College.

World Forum on Early Care and Education

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 6-9 May 2014

Join over 800 early childhood professionals from more than 80 nations in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a life-changing experience! At the 2014 World Forum you will be exposed to widely diverse perspectives and approaches to the care and education of young children. You will learn about the lives of children, families, and early childhood providers from all ethnic, cultural, political, and religious backgrounds. You will make friends for life across the globe. You will learn, work, converse, sing, dance, laugh, and cry. You will change others and you will change!
Join us for a world of ideas on caring for the children of the world.
To register and for additional information, visit

James Buchanan Award

Men in Childcare are delighted to announce that during a recent trip to Ireland to attend a European Network meeting and conference, Gordon Kidd having reached a ten year milestone as the first Men in Childcare graduate, became the first recipient of the "James Buchanan Award". Also along to attend the meeting and congratulate Gordon were Kenny Spence (Manager, Men in Childcare) who presented the award, Colin Chisholm (Coordinator Men in Childcare) Derek Thomson former student and now Nursery Officer at Livingston Child and Family Centre and Kevin Clifford Nursery Officer Gilmerton Child and Family Centre.


Crèche Assistant - Queensferry Early Years Centre


Vacancies at George Heriot's School

1. Play Worker (Temporary) - Wrap Around Care
16 hours per week, Monday to Thursday

2. Play Assistant (Temporary) - Wrap Around Care. 14 hours per week, Monday to Thursday

3. Play Assistant (Temporary until December 2015) Part Time, Term Time Only