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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.

External research » Early years
18 July 2013
This regional year-long campaign (2012-13) developed in partnership with a small multi-agency working group convened and led by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, promoted the importance of fathers in children’s lives to family professionals, policy makers, families and the wider local public. 
Practice » Early years
10 July 2013
The Fatherhood Institute is leading a two-year project (2013-15), funded by the Department for Education, to help early education and childcare services develop and implement a strategy to recruit and retain more male staff and volunteers. 
FI research » Early years
22 May 2013
This research summary covers: Levels/trends in fathers’ involvement in schools Fathers v. mothers: involvement in education The care/education ‘nexus’ Fathers’ earnings and education Children’s behaviour at school Brain development Fathering quality and educational attainment Fathers and literacy Fathers v. 
Practice » Early years
29 April 2013
Background Jubilee Primary School is a progressive primary school in Tulse Hill, south London, with two-form entry. The school has a high number of newly arrived families and EAL pupils, and a high number of children receiving free school meals. 
FI research » Early years
29 April 2013
At the Fatherhood Institute we are always happy to draw attention to good research – and never more so than when it is carried out by a practitioner.  
Practice » Early years
10 April 2013
Fathers Reading Every Day is a well-evaluated supported reading programme we have imported from the US, and are now running in primary schools and early years settings.