Men in Early Years Care and Education, Barnardos (Issue 1, 2012)
This edition of ChildLinks contains articles from the Men in Childcare Network Ireland and Waterford City Childcare Committee; Aoife O'Gorman of the Early learning Initiative, National College of Ireland; Lauk Woltring a consultant from The Netherlands; and MIB Asker (Men in Childcare) Norway, among others. It looks at the place of men in childcare and examines the benefits for the children in their care and the impact on the sector as a whole.
Work-Life Balance and Social Inclusion in Ireland: results of a nationwide survey
Margret Fine-Davis, Mary McCarthy, Grace Edge, Ciara O’ Dwyer- January 2006
The aim of the Work-Life Balance project was both to promote and to examine flexible working as a mechanism to promote social inclusion and work-life balance. The project focused on three main target groups: working parents and carers, older people and people with mental health problems, for whom it believed flexible working would be of assistance in facilitating social inclusion in the workforce as well as work-life balance.
Men in childcare- Heather Rolfe -National Institute of Economic and Social Research
The Equal Opportunities commission (EOC), commissioned this review in order to examine how the employment of men in childcare can be increased. The review explores the evidence for the under-representation of men in childcare and identifies current initiatives and projects that aim to change this. Finally, strategies to increase the participation of men in the sector are identified.