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    Default Male relief childcare carer.

    Just wondering if I could get some responses to how you would feel about a male childcare worker doing relief on a fairly regular occasion in a toddler room. Especially with you toiletting etc!! Would you feel uneasy??

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    I would be perfectly comfortable with it. There is no difference between a male or female qualified career. It's like asking if you would feel uneasy with a female if you had a son.

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    No I don't feel uneasy. The idea that it would make people feel uneasy is terribly sad to me and thats what makes me feel uneasy.

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    I think a centre would be wise to not allow the male to do the toileting/nappy changes. Its no secret that men carers are looked at as suss by many people so I think the centre should just cover its bases and make that exception.

    I work with kids aged from kindy-yr6 and we had a male working with us. Was slightly odd for the first day but the kids absolutely loved him.

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    I would be very happy to have a male child care worker caring for my children. They have the same police/working with children checks that female carers do

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    I wouldn't bat an eyelid.. Maybe I would think oh that's good for my son to have a male to play with too.

    Women can do evil things too..

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    Default Male relief childcare carer.

    The centre where my son starts next week has a male staff member who works in the toddler room tbh i never even thought about it being an issue. Im kinda glad that my son can get care from both males and females and see a male in that role.

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    Why would you care? Would you refuse a male nurse or doctor?? If they pass the criminal check why the concern?
    Doesn't mean they are a paedofile. Would you care if your ds had a female Carer?

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    Default Male relief childcare carer.

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    I think a centre would be wise to not allow the male to do the toileting/nappy changes. Its no secret that men carers are looked at as suss by many people so I think the centre should just cover its bases and make that exception.

    I work with kids aged from kindy-yr6 and we had a male working with us. Was slightly odd for the first day but the kids absolutely loved him.
    Wouldn't that be discrimination?

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    I wouldn't think anything of it except how great it is that a male is working in childcare! They are never left alone with children same as any female worker.


 

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