Basics of the Early Years Learning Framework

Download EYLF Wall Posters I jumped at the opportunity to come back into my passion which is educating young children but was very overwhelmed with the “new” way of doing things. I want to share with you how I have tackled the EYLF so you can have a shortcut and dive straight in! You can flourish […]

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Kindergarten Guidelines

Download EYLF Wall Posters The West Australian Kindergarten Guidelines have recently been published. The guidelines support teachers to plan lessons that are relevant to their students in the Kindy Years. The purpose of these guidelines is to help educator’s develop programs that provide the optimum level of development for the Kindergarten students. These guidelines use […]

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EYLF Outcome Cards

EYLF Outcome Cards  EYLF Outcome Cards are great printed as photos. You can display them around your room or use them as you are planning. Helping parents to see what their children are learning and communicating your educational goals for the children is powerful. For each outcome there are ideas that are added. Of course […]

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EYLF Learning Posters

Here are the Starskills EYLF Learning Posters for you. A simple way to involve and develop your community in appreciating play! When you really get to the details of the EYLF you find there is so much learning that is occurring through play. You can use these EYLF Learning Posters as posters or you can print […]

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40 Weeks Query

I love it when I get great questions with regard to how I program! Here is a great question from Awilda How could you possibly organise a curriculum 40 weeks in advance, let alone have the portfolios ‘ready’ for the whole year? Firstly let me give you some background with regards to the 40 Weeks […]

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EYLF Portfolio

How would you like your Portfolios ready for the whole year? These Portfolios tie in with my 40 weeks Early Learning Program. Simply print them off, complete and add your photos! There is a colour version if you are fortunate to have a coloured printer. There is also a black and white version for you! […]

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EYLF Planner

As educators we know that if we fail to plan then we plan to fail!  I LOVE to be organised and know where I am going to take the class. The Early Years Learning Framework provides fantastic guiding principles to get  you there! Planning with the EYLF requires you know your children very well and […]

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Insect Curriculum Plan

CLICK HERE This EYLF Insect Curriculum Plan will help you get started when your children show an interest in anything to do with Insects! This science focused Curriculum Plan is designed to get children exploring, investigating and inquiring all about the wonderful around them! Included in this pack – INSECT TEACHER BINDERS Start your file […]

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EYLF Outcomes

Click Here to Download   The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) has five outcomes. It is all well and good to have the outcomes, but what do they mean?? How do we use them in our teaching? How do the activities that we already have apply to the EYL? I am going to break them down […]

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OUTCOME 5: Children are effective communicators

  5.5  Use information and communications technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking Recognises and uses specific vocabulary that is related to information and communication technology, e.g. screen, keyboard, mouse Uses keyboard and mouse to operate simple computer programs, e.g. talking texts and games Experiments with the use of the keyboard for […]

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OUTCOME 5: Children are effective communicators

  5.4   Begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work  Participates in innovation and play involving sound patterns, vocabulary and language, e.g. invented words, songs, poems, nonsense rhyming, sentence innovation Participate in literacy texts which have a predictable pattern based on rhyme or rhythm, e.g. dances, chants, rhymes, jingles, songs Demonstrate word awareness (e.g. […]

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OUTCOME 5: Children are effective communicators

  5.3  Express ideas and make meaning using a range of media Explores representation of language, e.g. scribbles, shapes, pictures, letter-like symbols, letters, writing high-frequency words such as their own name. Experiments with representing texts in a variety of ways, e.g. oral retelling, role-play writing, imaginative play, drawing, drawn or written letter. Contributes to texts […]

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OUTCOME 5: Children are effective communicators

5.2   Engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts Engages with, listens to and responds to a variety of texts, e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, multi-media texts, with familiarity and understanding of their format. Share, illustrate, re-enact or re-tell stories of different cultures, e.g. traditional tales, dreamtime stories Sings and chants rhymes, […]

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OUTCOME 4: Children are confident and involved learners

4.4   Resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials Uses and names a range of tools, resources and techniques in investigations Uses his/her senses to explore natural and built environementsaapts materials for use in play situations, suggesting new ideas and ways to use resources Explores the purpose and […]

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OUTCOME 4: Children are confident and involved learners

4.3   Transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another Mirrors, repeats and practices the actions of others, either immediately or later Makes connections between experiences, concepts and processes Uses the processes of play, reflection and investigation to solve problems Applies generalizations from one situation to another Tries out strategies that were effective […]

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