Organisations/projects

Fatherhood Institute

GenderEYE

Gender Action Schools Award

Let Toys Be Toys

Fawcett Society Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood

Lifting Limits

Youbeyou

The Male Montessorian

Reports

Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development report (2019) Good Practice for Good Jobs in Early Childhood Education and Care

London Early Years Foundation/ University of Wolverhampton report: Men in Childcare: Does it matter to children? What do they say?

North East Glasgow Gender Friendly Nursery pilot Evaluation (2018) and Support Pack (2018)

Care Inspectorate/ Zero Tolerance (2018) Gender Equal Play in Early Learning and Childcare

Improving Gender Balance Scotland (2017) An action guide for early learning and childcare practitioners

Books

Here are our recommendations for the best books to read if you want to improve your understanding of WHY we should be creating a mixed-gender early years workforce, and HOW to do it.

If you click on the cover images below, you can browse and buy them via Amazon – and if you do so, MITEY will earn a small commission on each sale. This income goes directly towards keeping the MITEY network going!

Articles etc

Mental health campaigner Natasha Devon MBE wrote this excellent piece, The UK must relax about men interacting with children if we want more male early years and primary teachers, for the Times Educational Supplement in 2018.

Read BBC Future’s potted summary of Professor Gina Rippon’s seminal book The Gendered Brain.

How can we attract more men into London’s early years workforce? is a report that arose from a Trust for London-funded project, and provided the Fatherhood Institute with much learning that helped inform the development of MITEY.

You can find other useful resources on the old Fatherhood Institute MITEY page (no longer being updated).

If you would like to recommend an organisation, project or publication to be added to this list, please email Jeremy at j (dot) davies (at) fatherhoodinstitute (dot) org.