Neil Leitch, CEO of the PreSchool Learning Alliance
Men in Early Years Settings is an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of the current gender imbalance in the early years workforce and the cultural and political reasons behind it. Essential reading for anyone looking to understand the barriers to recruiting men in the early years and what practical steps the sector can take to start making a change now.
June O’Sullivan, CEO of London Early Years Foundation
As someone who has been campaigning to increase men into childcare, I congratulate the authors for this very informative book. All of the key issues related to encouraging men to work in childcare including the barriers to entry, public perceptions and attitudes, the idea of multiple masculinities and benefits to children are fully covered. While 97.8 % of staff in the sector think a gender balanced environment is good for everyone, the authors reminded women of their power to make the sector positive for men by creating the right approach and environment from recruitment to retention. If we are to prepare children for the future world we need them to see we can build positive relationships with both men and women.