“This paper explores the nature of relationships between parents and carers in culturally diverse child care settings as reported by carers participating in the study. Firstly, the degree to which carers engage parents about childrearing practices and the barriers to doing so are discussed. Secondly, the carers’ reports of the extent of differences between parents and carers in childrearing practices are considered, followed by a description of the types of differences that occur. Finally, the barriers reported by carers in accommodating parents’ preferences when they differ from carers’ beliefs are explored.” – Publisher’s description