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Teaching Beyond Stereotypes

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  • Author: malloryfisher

If you are a parent, caregiver or influential adult, be sure to mark 6 September 2023 into your diaries and register your place now for the Teaching Beyond Stereotypes webinar.


TIME:     12-1pm

VENUE:  zoom (see below for the link)


This webinar is free, but registrations are essential – register online on the Teaching beyond stereotypes page.


An online panel and Q&A event from Equal Play, in partnership with Wates Group, supporting parents, caregivers and influential adults to challenge gender stereotypes with their kids.

Bringing together an expert panel, combining lived experience, top tips and school-based case studies, we will explore what can be done to tackle gender and racial stereotypes in everyday early years and classroom settings. This event aims to help build capacity and confidence in practitioners, leading to a transformative impact on all children, moving beyond the limits of gender bias.


The Speakers:


Helen Hayes is the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, first elected in 2015. Helen currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years focusing on childcare, support for children with special educational needs and disability, and children’s social care.

Before entering Parliament, Helen was a town planner for twenty years, working with communities to deliver new jobs and homes, and a councillor in Southwark from 2010 to 2016. Helen was previously a member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee.



Previously described as the UK’s leading ‘super Manny’, Joss Cambridge-Simmons is working hard to modernise childcare, challenge the status quo of the so-called modern man and is here to share his career story. He is the founder of Jossy care, the heartfelt childcare service that is constantly challenging gender stereotypes within the childcare industry.

Joss won a National Diversity Award in 2019 for being a Positive Male Role Model, UK Nanny Of The Year 2022, Gentlemen’s Award 2022, UK Nanny Of The Year award, 2022, SME Childcare Professional of the year award 2023 and since has been featured in Time Out magazine, Home Carer magazine, BBC News (Mini Doc), CBeebies Our School and ITV News



Kirsty is an experienced teacher and school leader having taught from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage Two. Previously an Assistant Headteacher in a large primary school and an Early Years Advisory Teacher for a Local Authority, Kirsty has worked with Nurseries, Childminders, Children’s Centres and a variety of local and national organisations.

A passionate advocate for gender equality and a belief that schools and settings are in a unique position to challenge gender stereotypes from an early age, Kirsty believes that even small changes made by educators can have a positive effect on outcomes for children. Her masters degree in Education researched Leadership and Management and she is at the beginning of an EdD at Roehampton University, researching inequalities in education. Kirsty teaches part-time in a South London Primary School. 


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