Don't leave dads outside
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
By Tim Kahn, family learning development officer at the Pre-school Learning Alliance The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) announced recently that it was taking action to promote the involvement of more men in childcare. For many years, Government targets to attract more men into childcare have been unsuccessful - they still only make up one per cent of the early years workforce. The pay and status of this work is certainly a deterrent in attracting men into the field and, without changes to these, we at the Pre-school Learning Alliance do not see the figures changing.
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