Ethics and the Early Years Learning Framework



National Quality Standard
QA4Staffing arrangements
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Catharine Hydon
Catharine Hydon is the Director and Principal Consultant at Hydon Consulting. She has a master’s degree in early childhood education and extensive experience in the sector.


“Being ethical involves thinking about everyday actions and decision making, either individually or collectively, and responding with respect to all concerned” (ECA Code of Ethics, 2016).

The release of EYLF V2 is a perfect time to take a moment to reflect on the continued connection of the document to the ECA Code of Ethics. As professionals, we have a number of ethical responsibilities and engaging in critically reflective dialogue around ethical pedagogy is one of these.

In this webinar, Catharine Hydon and Stephanie Jackiewicz discussed:

  • the complimentary nature of the ECA Code of Ethics and the Early Years Learning Framework
  • the role of ethics in professional practice
  • examples of what ethical practice might look like in early childhood settings.

This is an on-demand webinar recording of a live event.


Duration: 1 hour