We attended this meeting yesterday, thank you to all our guests - it was lovely to meet you! It was a lively meeting and the passion of the early years sector was evident. Joanne McCartney AM, Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare explained the steps the London Assembly has taken to address workforce issues, including the Early Years Hubs scheme. Jamie Leith, co-founder of Manny & Me, explained his ideas around encouraging more men into the early years workforce. Finally, Michelle Dyson, Director for Early Years and Childcare at the Department for Education provided an update from the Department. Each speaker took questions from the attendees and recognised the current issues faced by the sector. You can read about the meeting in detail here.