Useful resources

GenderEYE Image Bank

Here you will find images (photographs and drawings) collected over the 2 year ESRC funded GenderEYE study (Gender Diversification of the Early Years Workforce: Recruiting and Supporting Male Practitioners).

Some of these images have been specially commissioned as part of the GenderEYE study and others have been kindly donated to us by individuals and groups involved in research and development of mixed gender workforces. The drawings have been produced by a professional artist and reflect some of the main findings of our study.

These images are free to use for the purposes of recruitment and training, and for promoting mixed gender workforces. Please ensure to credit the images accordingly. Please contact Joann Wilkinson if you have any questions.

GenderEYE Image Bank 1

GenderEYE Image Bank 2

Useful Literature

Brody, D.L, K. Emilson, T. Rohrmann and J. Warin. (2021) Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce

Davies, J. (2020) The MITEY Guide for Careers Advisers.

Davies, J. (2020) The MITEY Guide to Communicating with Parents about Male Staff.

Davies, J. (2019) The MITEY Guide to Recruiting Men into Early Years Education.

Davies, J. (2019) Ten MITEY Myths…and How to Bust Them.

Warin, J. (Jan 2018) Men in Childcare: Gender balance and gender flexibility. Palgrave Macmillan.

Warin, J. (2017) Conceptualising the value of male practitioners in early childhood education and care (ECEC): Gender balance or gender flexibility. Gender and Education.

Fatherhood Institute (2017) ‘How can we attract more men into London’s Early Years workforce?’ 

Fatherhood Institute (2015) Men in Childcare Guide.

Fatherhood Institute (2014) Submission to Government consultation on careers advice.

By others

Wright, D. and Brownhill, S. (2018) Men in Early Years Settings: Building a Mixed Gender Workforce. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

The Norwegian Framework Plan for Kindergartens (includes a video clip showing how ‘normalised’ is gender diversity in the early childhood education space).

Information about the Men in Kitas project in Germany.

Video clips about careers for men in early education and childcare: