The Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework was developed with a series of Principles, Practises and Outcomes established to ensure quality education and care for children in their early childhood years. The Principles underpin practice that is focused on assisting all children to make progress in relation to the Learning Outcomes.

These Principles include:

  • Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships between educators, children and families
  • Partnerships with families
  • High expectations and equity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Ongoing learning and reflective practice to ensure best practice for our educators

The Practices highlighted in Early Years Learning Framework are:

  • Adopting holistic approaches
  • Being responsive to children
  • Planning and implementing learning through play
  • Intentional teaching
  • Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning
  • Valuing the cultural and social contexts of children and their families
  • Providing for continuity in experiences and enabling children to have successful transition
  • Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to inform provision and to support children in achieving learning outcomes.

The five Learning Outcomes that are designed to capture the integrated and complex learning and development of all children across the birth to five age range are:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators