Men in Childcare
For more information on Men in Childcare, please click here to download a leaflet (249 KB) outlining current work being carried out by the Men in Childcare Network in the Irish context.
The Men in Childcare Network launched the DVD "The face of men in Irish Childcare" in Cork City on Thursday 25th May 2008. Francis Douglas and Tim Moran spoke on behalf of the men. For copies of the DVD contact Cork City Childcare Committee on 021 450 7942.
A resource list (38.3KB) has also been developed, please click here to view.
To download a copy of their Promotional Poster (556KB) please click here.
Pilot Project - Accredited Childcare Programme
The course is FETAC accredited, funded by Co Kilkenny VEC, a FETAC quality assured provider. It will be delivered on Saturday mornings in Kilkenny City and look at an introductory component as part of the Childcare Award. It will be delivered by tutors who are both qualified and working in the sector. Our network will mentor the students, linking them to male childcare workers to give them first hand advice and experience from qualified men who are working in the sector.
Internationally it has been recognised that childcare modules have traditionally been aimed at female students in regards to recruitment, curriculum and assessment. We hope to challange this in both content, tutoring and support. Participants will emerge with a FETAC Level 5 Childcare Award in "Early Childhood education and Play" , at which point we hope participants will choose to continue studying and / or consider a career as an early childhood professional.