Collaborative Partnerships with Families

During this session we will explore and critically reflect on:

  • Fulfilling our commitment to NQS; EYLF; UN Conventions of the Rights of the Child; and ECA Code of Ethics.
  • Creating a sense of belonging for all families.
  • Valuing families as co-contributors and partners in the learning environment.
  • Building connections and community links.
  • Questioning our own personal beliefs, values,biases and perspectives.
  • Developing open, honest two way communication and shared decision making with families.
  • Defining heteronormative practices that exist in our service.
  • Supporting individual parenting practices, culture and family structure.
  • Taking a risk and challenging the status quo.




  • Support families as children’s first and most important teacher and respect their right to make decisions about their children.
  • Listen to and learn with families and engage in shared decision making, planning and assessment practices in relation to children’s learning, development and wellbeing.
  • Develop respectful relationships based on open communication with the aim of encouraging families’ engagement and to build a strong sense of belonging.
  • Learn about, respect and respond to the uniqueness of each family, their circumstances, culture, family structure, customs, language, beliefs and kinship systems.
  • Respect families’ right to privacy and maintain confidentiality.