Useful Links

Men In The Early Years (#MITEY)

Men In The Early Years #MITEY is a campaign the Fatherhood Institute is developing, to help increase the diversity and gender balance of the early years workforce.

Southampton Area Men in Early Years

Having seen the meagre proportion of men in childcare in New Zealand’s early childhood workforce slide from just over 2% in 1992 to less than 1% by 2005, Dr Sarah Farquhar and many other observers felt it was time to ‘draw attention to the need to involve men in greater numbers in the work of childcare’.

Let Toys Be Toys

Let Toys Be Toys campaign is asking the toy and publishing industries to stop limiting children’s interests by promoting some toys and books as only suitable for girls, and others only for boys.


A campaign which challenges products, media and marketing that prescribe heavily stereotyped and limiting roles to young girls.

Letterbox Library

For over 34 Years, Letterbox Library has been a leading education supplier, bringing teachers, librarians and parents the best in multicultural and inclusive children's books. We are famous for our book selection process:

Gender Loops

An EU project that has developed resources and tools for a gender sensitive early childhood education.

Gender-neutral toys: children's reviews 

We pick the best gender-neutral toys for parents who are sick of pink and camouflage print – with a little help from our young reviewers.

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education

How can we support children to reach their full potential and not be constrained by gender expectations? this book introduces practitioners to key aspects of gender in the early years and explores how to ensure that children and staff teams are supported in settings that have outstanding practice.