Practice of Relationships with Families

The following is our philosophy regarding the Practice of Relationships with Families used to guide practice and to help support children’s well-being, development and learning in our early childhood education and care service.

We Believe

  • Parents and families are the most important people in the children’s lives and have the biggest influence on their learning.  Our aim is to encourage and support the parent-child relationship;
  • Parents, professionals, educators and children benefit when parents, professionals and educators share information and make decisions together about what happens to the child in the service;
  • Partnerships, the desirable relationship between parents, professionals and educators go beyond parent involvement.  It is a relationship of:
    • mutual respect;
    • trust;
    • and empathy

that exists to promote the child’s well being,

and is built by;

  • Listening and Communication

Characterised by being:

  • Open;
  • Honest and
  • Respectful

It is therefore our short and long term broad aim to achieve the Practice of Relationships with Families to help support children’s well-being, development and learning in our early childhood education and care service.

Source: NSW Community Services, Office of Childcare, NSW Curriculum Framework, Practice of Relationships (Linked to evolving: Philosophies, EYLF-QA1-QA7 (NQF), Aims, Documentation, Curriculum & Practice)