However on our Facebook page others have strongly disagreed.
Claire Thomson Little pointed to Plymouth paedophile Vanessa George as proof that abusers can be either gender.
She commented: “Just because someone is male does not make them a higher risk look at Vanessa George for example!
“It is a terrible thing to happen in any community but to tar all male workers with the same brush is terrible.
“My son had a male nursery teacher for six months and he bonded fantastically with him and was upset to see him leave!”
Elaine Hopwood said: “You can't exclude a whole gender from a job just because there's some out there that do cause harm.
“By all mean's be outraged, but be outraged at the right person, he committed the crimes, it wasn't the nursery's fault, it wasn't the council’s fault.
“It was him and him alone that is responsible and he's in the right place for now.”
A spokesman for the The Educational Institute of Scotland, the largest teaching union in Scotland, said: “Child protection is always a very high priority in Scottish schools, and teachers and other education workers are subject to strict background checks before their appointment.
“It is right that all those working with children, no matter what their background, should be properly vetted to ensure that children are educated in a safe and secure environment.
“It is also important that all aspects of the law are adhered to, including legal protections which bar any form of discrimination based on gender.
“Child protection must remain a top priority, and this must be balanced with the need to continue to recruit good staff to ensure a high-quality education for our children.”