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Engaging with dads and male carers in the early years setting

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event

We shall tackle these questions throughout the training session:

  • What is the father’s role in child development and the childrens’ learning?

  • What are the barriers and obstacles to engaging effectively with dads and involving and welcoming dads into the setting?

  • Why is it important to engage with dads?

  • How can settings become more ‘father friendly’?

  • What will you take back to your setting to make one immediate change and one long term change?




Learning outcomes

  • What makes a good dad?

  • Are there different cultural expectations of dads?

  • Challenging gender assumptions and stereotyping, our own and in our setting; what are ‘male roles’?

  • Good examples from attendees about what does work, share good practice

  • Which resources can help? (show and tell from ECP toy Library)

  • Role of male workers in early years

There will be hand outs as needed and a contact list for local groups/agencies

We shall provide a book list and suppliers list

Additional information



Course categories
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Foundation Stage subcategories
Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC) / Early Years Providers / Early Years Providers non Brighton and Hove
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square
Event Trainers
Early Childhood Project
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5
Start Date
Monday 11 June 2018
End Date
Monday 11 June 2018
10:00 - 13:00
Number of Sessions