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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.

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

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Susie Rosback

Susie is currently the Executive Director at Bubup Womindjeka, a large centre in Port Melbourne. She was the Director at St Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten in Canterbury and has completed both her Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood at Melbourne University and her Bachelor of Education Early Childhood at Deakin University. In 2011 Susie began studying her Masters of Education and is writing her thesis on the topic of ‘How early childhood educators engage with the Early Years Learning Framework’. She has been working in kindergartens for 16 years.

In 2009 Susie earned the ‘exemplary’ teacher classification, and has completed two Leadership Programs run by Bastow Institute. In 2011 she won the NEiTA ASG Inspirational Teachers State and Territory Award and was nominated for the National award.

Susie supports the wider community by running training workshops, mentoring and presenting at conferences on the topic of implementing the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard and Developing Philosophy.

Susie specialises in art and children’s artistic development, and lectures at Deakin University teaching Early Childhood Art

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Natalie Coulson

Natalie has been an early childhood educator for more than 8 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'.

Contents

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