Opinion – Is there still a stigma?

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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/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?

Showing appreciation

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.