Statistically, most paedophiles are male. That said, Just because a carer is male that hardly makes him a paedophile.
Why would putting them with 3-4yr olds make a difference? Because they can talk?
The best child care teacher my DS ever had was male. He's had 4 male teachers in his 6 years at school, and his OHSC coordinator is male.
All carers are subject to the same checks, and it would be discrimination if they were treated differently.
I personally think there needs to be more male carers, but there is obviously a stigma attached to it for some people.
I think the fact that threads like this even exist is awful. Having run Childcare centres for years,having a husband who is a child care director and a father in law who owns and runs a child care centre (and used to own 4 of them) I think that any attitude of discrimination towards men in the industry is only contributing to the skill shortage of this industry and depriving young children the opportunity for fantastic role models in their early learning years. I have employed many men in my time in Childcare and wish there were more willinging to stay in the industry long term as try bring anther positive dimension to the early learning environment. The majority of men in the industry are usually relief as they are often studying things like teaching at Uni.
Gender should not be a factor in what line of work people choose to pursue.
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I would feel the same way as a female Childcare worker changing my sons nappy.
Kinda crazy how our society has turned out... Any man who takes an interest in raising children or doing otherwise "typical women's work" is seen as sick.
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