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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.

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. 
23 January 2015
Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK) is a highly effective, enjoyable 9-session father-child programme focused on obesity prevention, for schools and other settings. 
Practice » Early years
Blog » Early years
27 November 2014
One of the points we stress in our work is the importance of actively using the ‘F’ word (Father) in any letters, posters, papers, briefings, tender documents or other communications you produce.