How many male kindergarten teachers are there? In Singapore, less than 1% of pre-school educators are men.
The reason, according to Lorbert Tay – who has been in the early childhood sector for close to 10 years – is parents’ preconceptions and bias.
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“I was very stressed,” recalls Lorbert, who started as a teacher with PCF Sparkletots and is now a centre manager with Carpe Diem. “I had to make sure I didn’t do things that parents would feel awkward about.”
What do preschool teachers do? To Lorbert, it’s about giving the kids not just a nanny but a father figure to look up to. Shaping young minds is the most rewarding part of the job for him.
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