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Including same-sex parented families in early childhood settings: Perspectives of practitioners and parents

This study aims to understand your perspectives on including same-sex parented families in early childhood settings as a practitioner or as a parent/guardian. Ms Meg Liang is conducting this study as part of her PhD research at Macquarie University. If you have any questions about the project, please contact

By completing this survey, you have the opportunity to have a voice in how children from diverse family structures can be supported in early childhood settings. Participating in this study may also benefit you by reflecting on your role in contributing to non-discriminatory early childhood education for all children and families.

Any information or personal details collected during the study are confidential to the research team. No individual will be identified in any publication or presentation of the findings of this research. Only the research team approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee have access to the data.

Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to participate. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence. It will take no more than 30 minutes to complete this survey.

Upon completing this survey, you will have the option to be directed to a different site to enter a draw to win an electronic gift card worth AU$100 for completing this survey. You can also subscribe to receive a brief de-identified summary of the outcomes of the study. 

The ethical aspects of this study were approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee (Reference No.: 520231257451896). If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aspect of your participation in this research, you may contact the Committee through the Director, Human Ethics and Integrity (telephone (02) 9850 7854; email: Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.

Please note that completion of the survey indicates your consent for the data collected to be included in this research project for the thesis and associated presentations and publications.

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