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Benjamin Franklin

Educators Hub

It will come as no surprise to you that quality care and education early in life provides the foundation for a child. Early childhood professionals play a pivotal role.

This section offers access to a variety of resources…templates, guides, tools and articles.

We discuss the EYLF, NQS, MTOP, various curriculum, learning stories, parent communication methods, observations and observational techniques, portfolios, portfolio ideas and much more.

Changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF)

Changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF)

Since 2012 educators & services, along with the Government have undertaken quite a journey in learning, embracing and embedding into practice the new system that the NQF & NQS brought about. The introduction of the new system was ...
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Collaborative partnerships and engaging families

Collaborative partnerships and engaging families

Each educator plays a vital role in building the foundations for quality and this is reinforced and strengthened no more so than through a collaborative approach. Best practice and quality teaching and education go hand in hand but this doesn’t ...
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The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

If you were to sum up in one sentence what the EYLF encapsulates it would be: Know what you do and why you do it! It was introduced in 2010 to support and enhance children’s learning from birth to 5 years and assist with the transition to formal ...
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How is pedagogy connected to the EYLF?

How is pedagogy connected to the EYLF?

The word ‘pedagogy’ may seem bantered about quite a lot. But what does it mean and how is it embedded into practice? Pedagogy is can be seen as the holistic nature of an educator and service practice. Pedagogical practices are practices ...
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Sustainability in the childcare setting

Sustainability in the childcare setting

There has been a focus on sustainability and educating children to be responsible environmental people within our early childhood education settings. This growing trend has taken on a priority to educate our children to embrace and become more ...
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The payscale for the childcare sector

The payscale for the childcare sector

 The wages and entitlements for the early childhood sector are often a topic of conversation. So much so that a national campaign was conducted by the fair Work Commission into the childcare sector in 203-2014 which looked in particular around ...
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Reflective practice

Reflective practice

Reflective practices challenges us as educators to critically evaluate and examine our practice. The term ‘reflective practice’ has become a widely referred to terminology since the implementation of the EYLF. It is identified as one ...
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Group learning stories

Group learning stories

Yes, there are both group learning stories and individual learning stories. What is the difference? “Group learning stories follow the same guidelines and it is formatted the same as a learning story for an individual child” With a ...
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Learning stories

Learning stories

Learning stories may be a new phrase to some. So what are they and are they essential? A  learning story is a narrative that describes the experience/learning that occurred including how the child interacts during the experience or with others, ...
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Child portfolios

Child portfolios

Portfolios are a journey of a child’s learning and development in a visual way. With the introduction of the EYLF there has been the introduction of the child portfolio. Portfolios are considered the most common form of documentation to show ...
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Common observations myths

Common observations myths

There are so many varying ways that services and individual educators do things it often leaves many questions and myths for educators, especially new to the industry educators. Observations make up a large component of the paperwork requirement ...
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Types of observations

Types of observations

Observations can capture a moment in time for the child and the experience. When documenting a child’s observation there are different formats that can be chosen, however, generally the observation itself dictates the observational method. ...
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Observations

Observations

Observations are crucial for all early childhood settings. They ‘paint a picture’. Observation is an essential part of early years daily practice in all kinds of settings, including in the home. When caring for children it is ...
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Minimum wage

Minimum wage

As of the 1st July there was an increase in the minimum wage. Pay rates generally change as of the 1st of July each year in line with the financial year. The Fair Work Commission has announced  an increase to minimum wage. The increase only ...
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Working With Children Checks

Working With Children Checks

When you work with children who are entrusted in your care it is essential had the mandatory that checks required to work with children have been done. “A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a safe guard to ensure that you are cleared to ...
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Writing positively in child observations

Writing positively in child observations

An observation describes an action, event or moment in time. Observations are a great tool and key element of the care and education of children. It may be tempting to interpret a child’s behaviour as ‘good’ or ...
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