Thank you all and I agree with everything you're all saying! It was a topic that came up this morning with some mothers group friends and I was just wondering how most people felt because there were some very strong divided opinions! I think it is sad that there aren't more male teachers/carers because it certainly does give children more male role models! And I certainly don't think they are any less capable of being nurturing. I also think that limiting their role would certainly be discriminatory! There shouldn't be any difference between a female or male toiletting a child. They should all have police clearances etc.