“Who is in your family?” A resource kit by Rainbow Families Council

Submitted by Sunil Patel on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 - 1:47am.

A resource kit for early childhood services, primary schools and the rainbow families who use them Produced by the Rainbow Families Council , 2010

This resource kit aims to help children, families and early childhood educators start discussions about the diversity of families – including same-sex parented families – who are part of their communities.

It comprises of two A3 posters and four A4 information sheets, including one specifically for parents to help them choose a rainbow family-friendly childcare centre or kindergarten.


  • ‘Who is in your family? Our families come in all different shapes and sizes’ (with animal families)
  • ‘Who is in your family? Our families come in all different shapes and sizes’ (with diverse human families)

Info Sheets

  • ‘Introducing rainbow families – a guide for early childhood services’
  • ‘Creating inclusive children’s spaces’
  • ‘How children play: challenging myths and stereotypes’
  • ‘Tips for choosing a rainbow-family friendly childcare centre or kindergarten’

The kit is suitable for maternal child health centres, childcare centres, kindergartens and the early years of primary school. Rainbow Families Council developed it through research with families and childcare workers in the City of Darebin and neighbouring suburbs.

You can download and print copies of the information sheets below as PDFs

Proudly produced by Rainbow Families Council. Development funding from the City of Darebin. Rainbow Families Council acknowledges the kind support of GLHV for distributing these materials.

Format: Fact sheet