Males working and studying in early childhood in Australia

Currently in Australia men make up around 2.7% of the total children’s services workforce. The reasons for this are complex. The main barriers that men face include;

  • Child protection concerns.
  • Low pay and working conditions in child care.
  • Child care is seen as “women’s business”.
  • Males are often seen as tokens or a novelty, noticed because of their gender, not their skills / qualifications.
  • Men are studying or working in isolation from other men.

Contact email – malesinearlychildhoodgroup@gmail.com