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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.

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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. 
Practice » Early years
18 June 2015
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
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.