11 September 2018
Only 2% of the UK's early childhood education workforce (ECE) are male - a figure that has remained stubbornly resistant to change for several decades. Now the FI will work with the Lancaster University’s Educational Research Department to investigate, both internationally and in the UK, how men are recruited, supported and retained in the ECE workforce, as teachers and carers for preschool children. Evidence gained from the project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, will be used to produce a clear theoretical rationale and practical resources to enhance efforts to create more gender-diverse, gender-sensitive approaches. This research is the first ever attempt in the UK to collate, collect and use research evidence in a systematic way, to support gender diversification of the ECE workforce. Read the full story »
News, Policy »
12 September 2018
The Government’s proposed First 1000 Days strategy should include, as a priority, the provision of detailed guidance to ensure that pre-conception, maternity and post-natal services reach out to, engage with and support expectant and new fathers. 
FI research »
10 September 2018
Messages from Research – updated August 2010 1. The father’s role in mothers’ depression The evidence that impaired postnatal maternal mental health has adverse effects on the infant socially, emotionally, behaviourally and cognitively is extensive (e.g. 
Training »
1 July 2018
The Fatherhood Institute (www.fatherhoodinstitute.org) is the world’s leading independent ‘think tank’ on fatherhood. We support both mothers and fathers as earners and carers. 
Blog, Policy, Practice »
27 June 2018
This article was originally published by Apolitical, and can be found here. Christian, a preschool teacher in Tromsø, Norway, has worked in early childhood education for a decade. 
Blog, FI research »
12 June 2018
Jeremy Davies writes (this blog first appeared on Huffington Post UK): OK, we get it. Maternity services: the clue’s in the name. 
Blog, Policy »
26 February 2018
This blog was published by CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources), which is located at the UCL Institute of Education and brings together eight leading studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service. 
Campaigns »
4 July 2017
The Fatherhood Institute (UK charity number 1075104) is a small charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’ since 1999. 
Blog, Policy »
3 May 2017
Jeremy Davies writes: Parenting leave experts always knew that Shared Parental Leave (SPL) would disappoint. The international evidence is clear: if governments are serious about encouraging large numbers of fathers to take substantial periods of leave during the baby’s first year (as they should be if they are serious about tackling the gender pay gap and improving children’s outcomes), they need to do two things.