So, following on from the previous article on the BBC News website regarding some difficulties faced by men in Early Years, June O’Sullivan from the London Early Years Foundation presents this interesting alternative view from the children. Thoughts please?
I was reading an article a few weeks ago regarding a man’s experience in Childcare and how he only felt that the apparent “suspicion” from parents about a man in Early Learning and Childcare only subsided when he got married and “vanished” when he had children.
Here’s the article from BBC News:
I’m lucky that I don’t get that any more, possibly at the start of my career, but now I’m just accepted. In fact when I go off on annual leave I’ve had parents who are worrying about how their child will settle because I’m not there. It’s in no way a slur against my amazing and highly professional colleagues but to do with the bond I have with the children.
If you are a man in Early Learning and Childcare what’s your experience now, do you feel accepted by families and colleagues alike or is there still an atmosphere of doubt?
I’d really appreciate it if you could spend a few moments to vote on my Facebook page. It will help me to develop training for you.
So I’m very fortunate that the lovely people at Muddy Faces have sent me something rather excellent to review.
What could be in this bag of mystery?!?!?
Saw this today in Poundland. What a lovely, bright addition to a writing area!
While on holiday I was in York city centre and saw these in the market.
How deliciously Autumnal would these look in a tuff tray?
It can often be difficult for children to appreciate things. I saw this idea in a recent visit to St. Mary’s church on Holy Island I saw this beautiful crafted tree with apples covered in beautiful messages of thanks.
If you combine this with a discussion on what children like following it with asking why they like them.