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News, policy, research and practice articles of relevance for professionals working within early years services, such as Health Visiting, Sure Starts and Family Centres, with a focus on engaging successfully with fathers in those settings.

FI research » Early years
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. 
Policy » Early years
Practice » Early years
Blog » Early years
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. 
FI research » Early years
Practice » Early years
13 September 2017
How can we attract more men into London’s Early Years workforce? is a new #MITEY report we are publishing to help early childhood education providers (such as children’s centres and nurseries) in the capital – and beyond – address the lack of men in their workforce. 
27 May 2016
Fathers Reading Every Day is a really simple programme that encourages dads to read with their children at home. 
Practice » Early years
26 May 2016
  Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. 
22 June 2015
Huge thanks to our key supporters – we’re over half way to our £5,000 FRED crowdfunding target. We have 6 days left to hit the target.