The existing body of knowledge on the global experiences of im/migrant parents within early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings reveals a broad spectrum of concerns, which encompass various aspects of institutional education and care, as well as the parents’ own patterns of engagement in this realm. Navigating through the multitudinous and increasingly diverse array of parental perspectives, which are often marked by conflicting opinions, poses a significant challenge for ECEC practitioners. Against this background, this article draws on a collection of im/migrant and refugee parents’ experiences in the ECEC settings of the very different socio-cultural contexts of Tanzania and Norway. It explores how these voices can serve as sources of inspiration for the development of professional learning communities (PLC) among ECEC professionals. Furthermore, this article examines how professionals can manoeuvre through the impossibilities of satisfying every parent and instead create arenas for constructive dialogue (and disagreement). © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2023.2259643
ISSN: 1350293X