SRF Program

  • Father Inclusive Practice Guide

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Not applicable


    Positive and consistent father–child interactions give children an increased sense of wellbeing, a clearer sense of identity and greater resilience. This guide outlines the key elements of father-inclusive practice in organisations. It includes useful audit tools, a case study from an early childhood setting and practical tips for implementing father-inclusive actions and activities in services.

    Detailed Costs

    Not applicable

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: educators working with children and their fathers in kindergarten settings.  

    Factors to consider: services should consider using this resource for team reflection, to explore how to be more inclusive of fathers. 

    Priority Area

    Access and inclusion

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 6 - Supported by expert opinion