Men in Childcare: Interview with Gary Simpson

Men in Childcare: Interview with Gary Simpson


Men In Childcare Podcast

Men in Childcare: Interview with Gary Simpson


Gary Simpson is the Lead for Quality Learning and Development for London Early Years Foundation (LEYF). He holds an NNEB and has worked in every echelon of the nursery, including Nursery Nurse and Head of Children’s Services.

He has the most unusual reason for entering into the profession, and strongly encourages men to join support networks to feel less isolated in their roles.

Here Gary discusses the very wide variety of work and families that LEYF support in London and offers some tried and tested techniques for becoming more ‘men-friendly’. He points out that ‘Not everyone is aware that childcare is even an option for men’.

The LEYF website is here and their Twitter feed is @leyfonline

This is the fifth podcast in my series of podcasts on Men in Early Years Childcare. You can subscribe to get the podcasts automatically on iTunes by clicking here:


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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie is an author, Early Years Professional and Trainer specialising in online training and courses. She is the founder and host of the Early Years Summit and Early Years TV, weekly Professional Development for Early Years practitioners and educators.

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