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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.

27 May 2016 | 2 comments
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 | 3 comments
  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 | Leave a comment
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. 
Practice » Early years
18 June 2015 | One comment
Reading a bedtime story with dad – a magical, powerful ritual, which also brings huge benefits to children’s education and wellbeing: their language and literacy, their behaviour, their self-confidence, and their relationships with their dads. 
Policy » Early years
30 March 2015 | One comment
A parliamentary inquiry into parenting and social mobility has called on the next government to do more to encourage the UK’s early years services to engage with men – and to fund a national reading campaign for dads and children. 
23 January 2015 | Leave a comment
Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK) is a highly effective, enjoyable 9-session father-child programme focused on obesity prevention, for schools and other settings.