A common enquiry I get is for information about men working in childcare. Ironically, this morning's episode of Woman's Hour on Radio 4 had a feature about this topic - click here to listen to the programme (for the next 7 days anyway), the relevant section begins at about 28 minutes.

For further information on this topic, Heather Rolfe's 2005 report Men in Childcare is certainly worth a look - this was commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission. The issues surrounding the subject are also neatly summarised by a 2003 Daycare Trust leaflet entitled Men's Work? Changing the Gender Mix of the Childcare and Early Years Workforce, and by Claire Cameron's 2007 paper Men in the Nursery Revisited.

For further reading ideas, try the Men in Childcare website or Men in Childcare Ireland: Resources List.


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