Dads and Littluns in the media

We can't actually work out why, but for some reason Dads and Littluns has received a certain amount of media attention, both national and - believe it or not - international.

The most recent one was an article in The Sun in December 2011

The Sun - Online article

′The Sun Online′

FATHERS are the main child carers in one in seven UK homes - some by choice, others because only their wives can find work as the recession bites.

In a survey by insurance firm Aviva, one in five said the role makes them feel "less of a man". But stay-at-home dads in Wimbledon, south-west London, have never felt manlier.

To find out why, Ellie Ross went along to Dads & Littl′uns, a playgroup for, set up and run by dads. This is what she found...

you can read the complete article here

Father and baby group

And here′s some more Dads and Littluns in the Media

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′The Independent′

Men can feel out of place at mother-and-toddler groups. But male-only parenting events are proving hugely popular. By Heather Bateman

The rise of fathers′ playgroups

The growing army of full-time fathers who are finding it difficult to break into the coffee mornings, play groups and toddler classes run by mothers are fighting back.

Dad′s clubs are springing up all over the country offering fathers a break from their routine, a cup of coffee and, crucially, some male company.

you can read the complete article here

The rise of fathers' playgroups

London Live  

The Breakfast Show with Gaby Roslin and Paul Ross

We recently featured on BBC London′s The Breakfast Show with Gaby Roslin and Paul Ross. Reporter Jonathan Savage visited Dads and Littl′uns playgroup in Wimbledon and chatted with some of our Dads about the playgroup and the difficulties faced by fathers in the primary care role. Then the Dads and Littl′uns organiser at the time, David Carr, joined Gaby and Paul in the studio on the phone for a live chat around the subject of paternity leave.

you can read the transcript here

BBC London Live transcript

Times Online article

′The Times Online′

The growing army of full-time fathers who are finding it difficult to break into the coffee mornings, play groups and toddler classes run by mothers are fighting back. By Rosemary Bennett

The Stay at Home Father

Dad′s clubs are springing up all over the country offering fathers a break from their routine, a cup of coffee and, crucially, some male company. Although there is no official data on the subject, it is estimated that there are 200,000 full-time fathers in England and their ranks are likely to have swollen during the recession.

On a chilly Monday morning, Christ the King′s church hall in Wimbledon, southwest London, is buzzing with 20 or so pre-school children. Their fathers are grouped around the kitchen hatch, laughing and exchanging stories about the weekend.

you can read the complete article here

Full-time fathers at local dads' club

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′Intelligent Life′

the quarterly lifestyle offshoot of The Economist magazine featured the group in it's Winter Edition 2007

The Stay at Home Father

He's no longer an oddball. But what is his life like? And how does his wife feel about it? Miranda Green meets the role-reversal couples

you can read the article here now

Him Indoors: The Stay at Home Dads