Professional resources

The early childhood years are an important period in children's learning and development. The department supports teachers through professional learning and resources.

Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is an approved curriculum framework designed to support and promote children's learning in all early childhood services, including the department's 100 preschools.

All schools with preschools have packs containing the following documents.


The following websites and resources provide additional support for early childhood educators.

Aboriginal education resources

Early childhood Australia's code of ethics

Early Years Learning Framework professional support

Early childhood education learning hub

The NSW early childhood environmental education network

NSW transition to school statement

Relationships between the EYLF and the Australian Curriculum (PDF 4.4MB)

Department of Primary Industries – Food Authority

Healthy eating

The following links will assist teaching the importance of healthy eating and an active lifestyle to young children.

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