Partnerships with families

Original price was: $49.50.Current price is: $45.00.

This course has been developed to help educators build and strengthen partnerships with families on an ongoing basis, taking into account different circumstances and settings. It includes video interviews with educators from three service types, including long day care, family day care and outside school hours care.

Whichever part of the early childhood education and care sector you work in, this course will provide you with helpful information and ideas on how to build relationships and partnerships with families in your setting.

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Anne Stonehouse AM is an early childhood consultant, writer, academic and facilitator of professional learning for early childhood professionals. She has published many books, articles and other resources for educators and parents. Anne’s main professional interests include the nature of good quality curriculum for infants and toddlers, and family–educator relationships in early learning settings. Anne initiated and chaired the national working party that developed the original Code of Ethics. Anne was also a member of the writing team within the consortium that developed the national Early Years Learning Framework.

Learning outcomes

Through this course, you will unpack:

  • what is desirable in relationships between educators and families
  • some of the challenges and rewards that come with taking the time to build solid partnerships with families
  • the uniqueness of each educator–family relationship
  • why the child’s wellbeing needs to be the focus of the relationship
  • how different service types approach partnerships with families.

Additional information

Presented by

Links to the National Quality Standard


Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Course Duration

2 hours

Australian Qualifications Framework