Lifes full of challenges
DD is 3yr 8 months - DS is 6 months
DS's teacher at his childcare centre is a male. He is late 30's and has children himself and I think he is great and DS does too (tells me Mr Craig is his best friend!).
His centre was taken over by a private owner last year and before it was, there were two younger (early 20's) male teachers working there.
I did feel a bit strange about it at first but once I got to know them, I found them to be just as good as the ladies.
May I ask why you want to know?
My babies are all grown up sad
I used to work in a childcare centre alongside a male assistant. He was like a big kid himself and the children responded really well to him. I agree there should be more men in childcare however there is a huge stigma surrounding it. I mean honestly why question a male in childcare when you wouldnt look twice at a male teacher?
Dizie, 2 girls, 2002 & 2003
but back to the main topic, at the kindy where my son is the director is a male and it is great, I think it is fantastic for my son to have another male role models in his life, as through school there isnt many, he would be in his early 30's and is very receptive to the kids needs and approachable too which is great, i think that im very lucky to be able to give my son that sort of influence in his life because i know it doesnt happen that often
Bec, NsW, charlie 5, AJ almost 3
Working in childcare, I wish there were more males in the industry. But realistically there never will be because it is such a low paying job compared to others.
Although to really answer this question to help the reason you are asking it, I think I would need just a little more info lol!
Twins' Mum, VIC, E & A born 4/04
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14
RE: Male nurses, I had a male MIDWIFE, yes a guy. Initially it really put me off and I thought he had to be gay but no, straight as with a girlfriend (more a little off putting when found out he was straight and not bad looking). So they say your dignity goes out the window with child birth, well mine sure did. In the end I had to have emergency c'section and you should have seen my DH face when Ben (midwife) had to prepare (shave my pubic hair) the area. OMG.
Anyway sorry for long rant, guessing I would get used to a male Childcare worker eventually.
Sasha & Willum my beautiful kiddies