• Thu 28 Oct 10:30 AM AEDT - 11:30 AM AEDT

    • $55.00 incl. GST
    Partnerships with Families in the Pandemic
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Partnerships with Families in the Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted children, families and educators around the world. It has presented many challenges but also opportunities. This webinar will consider frameworks, documents and resources that support educators to partner with families to ensure the educational and developmental needs of all children are being promoted and met during challenging times. We will look at examples of planning for and effectively communicating with families. Practical and ethical considerations when sharing information with families/caregivers and supporting individual child/family needs. Partnering with vulnerable families and maintaing play-based approaches during COVID (e.g., during home learning and/or reduced numbers in attendance). We will touch upon family partnership and children’s transitions along with educator self-care. Participants will be asked to refer to their service’s philosophy. They will have the opportunity to critically reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented to their work with families in recent times. 

Completing Partnerships with Families in the Pandemic will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Linked to clear and relevant goals that are related to improving student/child outcomes
  • Job-embedded and provided opportunities for collaboration, transference and application
  • Research based and evidence based

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Knowledge
APST 1: Know children and how they learn
Professional Practice
APST 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environment
Professional Engagement 
APST 6: Engage in professional learning
APST 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

Early Years Learning Framework - Principles
Partnerships with families
Respect for diversity
Early Years Learning Framework - Practices
Planning and implementing learning through play
Cultural competence – valuing the cultural and social context of children and their families
Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

QA 5: Relationships with children
QA 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities