Anne Stonehouse has been a consultant, writer and developer of videos and other resources on a variety of topics in early childhood education and care for over 46 years. She was a member of the Charles-Sturt-University-based consortium that wrote the national Early Years Learning Framework. Since its launch in 2009, she has been involved in a number of projects related to the EYLF and the nature of excellence in pedagogy, particularly with under three-year-olds.
Anne initiated and chaired the national Working Party for AECA (as it was called then) from 1988-1990 that developed the original Code of Ethics.
In recognition of her contribution to children and children’s services, Anne was appointed a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1999.