Partnerships with families - Managing the mine field, tensions and opportunities

Partnerships with families - Managing the mine field, tensions and opportunities

Fay HadleyDo you find some families harder to develop connections with?

Come along to this workshop to unpack the ways of working with families, negotiating these tensions. Both educator's and families perspectives will be outlined and strategies for connecting with families will be discussed.

Convenor Profile

Dr Fay Hadley has extensive experience in the early childhood sector and has been a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University since 2005. She teaches across the undergraduate and post graduate programs. Her main areas of teaching include professional experience, working with families and leadership.  Fay's other main role is as Bachelor or Education (ECE) Convenor. In 2012 Fay, along with her colleagues Dr Katey De Gioia and Dr Kate Highfield, was a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for the program entitled Supporting international students during Professional Experience as well as a Recipient of the Deans Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for the same program. Fay previously taught at the University of Western Sydney, where she undertook her PhD. Her thesis focused on the connections between families and early childhood settings that serve to support families in their role as parents and she was the recipient of the Early Childhood Australia Doctoral Thesis award.  She has worked in early childhood centres both in teaching and leadership roles, in both the community and private sectors as well as for larger early childhood organisations such as Lady Gowrie, NSW.

Event Details

Date: TBA
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: X5B, Room 292 Macquarie University
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Early Bird Registration $xx.xx pp  Full Registration $xx.xx per person


Contact: Sally Thompson on (02) 9850 9882 and fax your registration form to (02) 9850 9887 or scan and email your registration form, ring (02) 9850 9882 to give your credit card details. Cheques to be made out to Macquarie University. Post your registration and cheque to:
CFRC,  C/- S Thompson, Building X5B, Room 221
Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW 2109
For more information & RSVP
Email: or Tel: 98509882

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