Early learning podcasts
Early Learning matters podcasts aim to inspire high-quality early childhood practice and build educator capacity.
These podcasts are designed to supplement and complement other resources and professional learning. Join Jacqui Ward (Early Learning Coordinator) and her colleagues who support department preschools as they unpack important early childhood concepts, theories and practice.
Parent episode 1 – Learning in the everyday
Read the transcript of Learning in the everyday.
Parent episode 2 – What guides what and how children learn in the early years
How the Early Years Learning Framework, as the mandatory curriculum for early childhood education supports teachers to deliver learning programs which improve learning outcomes for children and support learning in the early years. We also look at how the that happens before children attend schools leads to a strong start to school.
Parent episode 3 – Play-based learning- how children learn through play
We explore how children learn everyday through play and how helping your child learn at home through play during the early years, can lay strong foundations for reading and writing and more formal school learning.
Read the transcript of Play-based learning- how children learn through play.
Parent episode 4 – Letting your child take the lead!
Parent episode 5 – How to support learning within the family and across learning areas
Learning from home – one school's journey
Discussion with Rosehill preschool team about how they have moved to remote teaching during COVID-19 (23 minutes 54 seconds).
School of the air – supporting families with learning from home
School of the Air teachers talk about supporting families when their child is learning from home (7 minutes 43 seconds).
School of the air – teaching remotely
School of the Air teachers give advice on teaching remotely (10 minutes 43 seconds).
The Early Years learning framework - revolutionary
Jacqui Ward and Jess Lavers discuss the development and significance of The Early Years learning framework (9 minutes 36 seconds).
The Early Years learning framework - belonging, being, becoming
Jacqui Ward and Sheree Bell unpack the theoretical underpinnings of the three overarching themes of The Early Years Learning Framework and how they relate to children, families and colleagues (17 minutes 19 seconds).
The Early Years learning framework - principles
Jacqui Ward and Kerry Flick discuss the importance of the five guiding principles of The Early Years Learning Framework and they can inform early childhood practice (9 minutes 47 seconds).
The Early Years learning framework - practices
Jacqui Ward and Kerry Flick discuss the importance of the five guiding principles of The Early Years Learning Framework and they can inform early childhood practice (17 minutes 41 seconds).
The Early Years learning framework - outcomes
Jacqui Ward and Jessica Townsing focus on the learning outcomes of The Early Years Learning Framework, and how teachers can engage with them to document and plan for children’s learning (9 minutes 5 seconds).