Planning for Learning

Activities to help inspire thinking and playing creatively while supporting children’s progress towards the EYLF learning outcomes.

Create weekly plans that include parents, choosing activities that best meet the characteristics of each child and the families you are working with and balancing these activities with those initiated by children themselves.

Ages: 2-6 years

About the Authors

Judith Harries

Judith Harries is a writer, editor and teacher, living and working in Northampton, UK. She contributes to several early years magazines, including Practical Pre-School and Early Years Educator. She is currently studying for an MA in Music Psychology in Education.

Rachel Linfield

Rachel Sparks Linfield has worked in education for over 25 years. She has written a wide range of articles and books for early years educators and non-fiction texts for children..

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Kay Margetts

Kay is currently an Honorary Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has a strong background in early childhood development, learning and teaching both as a practitioner and as an academic. Her main areas of research are transition and adjustment to school, accompanied by a strong record of publications. Kay is regularly engaged in knowledge exchange activities with the education sector including teachers, educators and parents.
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Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.