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Inspiring Ideas

Understanding and developing the links between the experiences you offer and the EYLF and NQS

Children under 5 years of age share many common interests. Inspiring Ideas takes 10 areas of interest (the ocean, space, dinosaurs, gardens and minibeasts, farms, wild animals, transport and buildings, literature and community, culture and identity) that most early childhood services would cover in their programming and explores them in detail. Each area has a whole classroom curriculum outlined and demonstrated, providing educators with a variety of learning experiences they can implement. Packed with photographs and innovative ideas that support learning and the acquisition of relevant information, it fully supports educators to understand and develop the links between the experiences they offer children and the EYLF and NQS.

Ages: 0-5 | Pages: 84 | Code: TS0107 | ISBN: 9781925145007

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Susie Rosback

Susie is the owner operator of Holy Trinity Early Learning Centre in Kew, Victoria. She has completed a Master of Education, Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood and a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood and earned the "exemplary" teacher classification with VETASSESS. She has also won the NEiTA ASG Inspirational Teachers State and Territory Award and been nominated for the national award. Susie taught kindergarten for 20 years, lectured at Deakin University, presented at conferences and co-authored five books. Through her consulting business, she has supported the wider community in achieving exceeding in the NQS.

Susie specialises in art and children’s artistic development. As owner operator of her own service, Susie is now enjoying the executive role of early learning and supporting her team to create an early learning service with a difference in Melbourne.

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Natalie Coulson

Natalie has been an early childhood educator for more many years. After completing her Certificate III in children's services, she travelled to the UK where she worked in a kindergarten and ran an English as a Second Language course for the pre-prep groups. On her return, she began working at St Paul's Kindergarten while also studying her Diploma in Early Childhood. Her passion for leading programs that focus on sensory activities and creating imaginary play spaces meant that she jumped at the opportunity to coauthor her first book 'Inspiring Play Spaces'.


1. Supporting children’s learning and development1
Themes vs interests1
Discovering children’s interests2
Extending the learning opportunities3
2. The National Quality Standard6
3. EYLF and learning outcomes10
4. The ocean18
5. Space24
6. Dinosaurs34
7. Gardens and minibeasts39
8. Farms47
9. Wild animals52
10. Transport and buildings57
11. Literature63
12. Community and culture72
13. Painting78