Men in childcare…. Thoughts?

 

New pcitures for blogMen childcare, why not?

Men in Childcare. Yes or no.

What are your thoughts on blokes in early Childcare and early learning programs? At Meerilinga Training College​ we have been lucky enough to have trained hundreds of passionate early educators but only a handful have been men, all of whom we can say passed with flying colours and love their chosen career.

Why do you think there are so few men in this profession? Will childcare and early education become gender neutral.  Why do you think society continues to persist with the views mentioned in this article? Does this sector have a gender bias we will never change ( see attached here )?  A lot of questions we know and wait there’s more … Is it time for our children to have the benefit of being taught by both men and women in the crucial early years and if the answer is yes how do we attract more men to this sector? Are we there yet?

We’d love to know your thoughts. Comment below!