Quality Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

Standard 6.1 Supportive relationships with families - Respectful relationships with families are developed and maintained and families are supported in their parenting role.

Case study 1

Respectful relationships with children, families and communities are at the core of the philosophy of this regionally located before and after school care and vacation care service. This philosophy acknowledges families as children’s first and most influential teachers. It is also informed by and consistent with the principles and practices of My Time Our Place. This includes the value of collaborative partnerships with families to contribute to decision-making processes. It also includes appreciation and respect for diversity and difference.

Standard 6.2 Collaborative partnerships - Collaborative partnerships enhance children’s inclusion, learning and wellbeing.

Case study 1

Educators from a family day care service in a small rural town have set up a number of strategies to support each other in their educator role. Given the difficulty in meeting up during the week due to the distance educators needed to travel, some educators meet at a local café on a Saturday morning once per month to share information and ideas.