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  • Example Program Ideas for Babies with Links to EYLF V2

    Example Program Ideas for Babies with Links to EYLF V2

    In our blog, 'Tips for Programming for Babies in the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diaries' we discuss how to adjust your program for babies and one of our tips was understanding that not all boxes in your program need to be filled every day. Here is an example program of activities for babies and includes which box it would program under in your Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary, links to EYLF and the description you need to replicate the experience.
  • Tips for Programming for Babies in the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diaries

    Tips for Programming for Babies in the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diaries

    The Weekly Programming and Reflection Diaries are designed to capture programs from babies through to school aged children. Slightly adapting the way you approach programming is what will help you complete your program. This article will support you to implement the Butler Method for younger age groups.

  • An Example of the Sustainability Calendar: QIP in Action

    An Example of the Sustainability Calendar: QIP in Action

    We recently received an example of the Sustainability Calendar and how it is being used to show the Quality Improvement Plan in Action, check it out.
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    How to Link Theorists to Observations in Early Childhood Education and Care

    The best way to learn about how to do something, whether it’s how to teach or how to care for children, is to learn from those who have already done it. Those individuals are called theorists, and their theories are the structures upon which much of the practice that you see around you was built. While all of these theories are extremely beneficial in your practice, it can be difficult to know how each one can be used effectively, especially if you’re new to the field of early childhood education and care.
  • 7 Behaviour Techniques for ECEC with Links to Theorists and Reflection Points

    7 Behaviour Techniques for ECEC with Links to Theorists and Reflection Points

    In Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), effective behaviour management techniques are crucial for creating a positive learning environment. Here are some techniques along with links to relevant theorists or research to support you in your practice and reflection...
  • Free QKLG Download: Embedding QKLG into Practice Educator Summary Poster

    Free QKLG Download: Embedding QKLG into Practice Educator Summary Poster

    We delve into the significance of integrating the QKLG into practice and explore the practical application of the Continua of Learning and Development. We've also included a free download, "Embedding QKLG Educator Summary" to support you in your programming, reflections and practice.
  • A Practical Example of a Cycle of Planning

    A Practical Example of a Cycle of Planning

    Here is an example of what a cycle of planning might look like...
  • Where to find examples of the OSHC Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary?

    Where to find examples of the OSHC Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary?

    We have a ton of examples and support available for our Weekly Programming and Reflection Diaries... here's how to find them.
  • Free EYLF Download: Embedding V2 Educator Summary Poster

    Free EYLF Download: Embedding V2 Educator Summary Poster

    With the release of the Early Years Learning Framework Version 2 (EYLF V2) and My Time Our Place Framework Version 2 (MTOP V2), educators have a powerful tool at their disposal to enhance the learning experiences of young children. In this guide, we delve into the significance of V2 and offer insights into effectively embedding it into practice. We've also included a free download, "Embedding V2 Educator Summary" to support you in your programming, reflections and practice.
  • A Quick Guide to the Educational Leader Diary with Examples

    A Quick Guide to the Educational Leader Diary with Examples

    The Educational Leader Diary when used correctly acts as a Reflection Tool and shows how critical reflection is being used within the team to improve outcomes for children. It demonstrates and captures evidence of the role of the Educational Leader and the work they are doing to support Educators. Here's a quick guide to the Educational Leader Diary to maximise the way it's being used in your service.
  • 20 Engaging Group Time Experience Ideas for ECEC

    20 Engaging Group Time Experience Ideas for ECEC

    Group times are a cornerstone of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). They offer opportunities for children to learn, engage, and connect with their peers and educators. To make group times truly enriching and captivating, it's important to have a variety of activities at your fingertips. Here are 20 engaging group time experience ideas that align with EYLF, ensuring a holistic and stimulating learning environment.
  • Providing EYLF Information for Families: Free EYLF Portfolio Information for Families

    Providing EYLF Information for Families: Free EYLF Portfolio Information for Families

    At Butler Diaries, we understand the importance of making complex topics accessible, so we've created an EYLF Portfolio Information Pack for Families that you can include in the front pages of children's Portfolios. The Pack includes the purpose of a child's portfolio and explanations of linking to EYLF, how it works, the importance of play, children's progress, and working together. We've also included a bonus Elements of the Early Years Learning Framework Summary Page to help make it clear.
  • FAQs on the Weekly Programming and Reflection Child Educator Diary

    FAQs on the Weekly Programming and Reflection Child Educator Diary

    Have some questions on how the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary can best be used to show the cycle of planning and children's goals? Wondering how to use it and show evidence for Assessment and Rating... all your information is here.
  • What's the role of Jottings in ECEC?

    What's the role of Jottings in ECEC?

    In Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), jottings play a crucial role as a form of observation and documentation. Jottings are concise, brief notes or records made by educators to capture significant moments, behaviours, or interactions of children in their care. These observations are integral to the EYLF, as they support the principles and practices of the framework, emphasising the importance of understanding and responding to children's interests, strengths, and learning styles.
  • Free Early Childhood Christmas Program with Links to EYLF

    Free Early Childhood Christmas Program with Links to EYLF

    Download your free EYLF Early Childhood Christmas Program. Incorporating these Christmas activities into your ECEC program not only brings holiday cheer but also aligns with the principles of EYLF. It's a testament to the rich learning opportunities that can be found in every festive season. Remember to document these activities in your Weekly Programming and Reflection Child Educator Diary.
  • EYLF Activities to Develop Gross Motor Skills 0-5 Years

    EYLF Activities to Develop Gross Motor Skills 0-5 Years

    In the first two years of life, children are rapidly developing their gross motor skills. Here are some activities tailored to 0-5 year olds that are linked to the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Linking EYLF and MTOP Practices to Theorists

    Linking EYLF and MTOP Practices to Theorists

    Here's another quick reference guide. This time to help you link the EYLF and MTOP practices with Theorists in Early Childhood Development. Perfect for your programming, reflections, and learning stories!

  • Linking EYLF and MTOP Principles to Theorists

    Linking EYLF and MTOP Principles to Theorists

    Here is a quick reference guide to help you link the EYLF and MTOP principles with Theorists in Early Childhood Development. Perfect for your programming, reflections, and learning stories!

  • A Guide to Writing Observations in Early Childhood Education

    A Guide to Writing Observations in Early Childhood Education

    The practice of documenting observations is a cornerstone in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). These observations serve multiple purposes, from mapping a child's developmental milestones to identifying their interests and skills. Moreover, observations lay the groundwork for effective programming and are instrumental in maintaining quality as delineated by frameworks like the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS).
  • Sustainability Prompts for your ECEC

    Sustainability Prompts for your ECEC

    It is pretty common now that most people recognise and even celebrate sustainable practices. This is no different in Early Childhood Education and Care. The industry places a heavy priority on Sustainable Practices and recognises your important role of inspiring the new generation in our collective responsibility. Early Childhood Education and Care has the opportunity to pave the way for a sustainable future.

  • Early Education Theorists - Butler Creative Childcare Resources

    Linking Theorists to the EYLF Outcomes

  • Meeting vs Exceeding NQS

    Meeting vs Exceeding NQS

    Are you unsure about the difference between Meeting and Exceeding NQS? How is it decided where your service lands? The answer lies in the three Exceeding Themes.
  • NQF Changes Coming 1st of October 2023

    NQF Changes Coming 1st of October 2023

    We know... another change! These changes also come from the 2019 NQF review and are in addition to the changes we saw on 1 March 2023 and 1 July 2023. It feels impossible to keep up but don't worry, we've got you covered. Here is a summary of the NQF changes coming on the 1st of October 2023.
  • "Streamline practice and compliance": A Case Study

    "Streamline practice and compliance": A Case Study

    We asked our wonderful long term customers, Angel Tots Early Learning Centre, to share with us how Butler Diaries are used inside their service and they provided some amazing insights into compliance, streamlining practice, and creating tailored and individualised programs for the children in their care.
  • ACECQA OSHC Documentation Changes

    ACECQA OSHC Documentation Changes

    By now, you've probably heard about the changes to OSHC Documentation that came into effect as of 1 July 2023 for South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria (for Western Australia check legislation for commencement date). We know! So many changes to tackle in one year! But don't worry, we are here to support you and reduce compliance confusion.

  • NAIDOC Week and Beyond

    NAIDOC Week and Beyond

    NAIDOC Week is a significant event in Australia that celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For educators in early childhood education, this annual observance offers a valuable opportunity to engage young children in learning about Indigenous cultures, fostering respect, and promoting reconciliation. In this article, we explore NAIDOC Week using a EYLF lens and provide program suggestions and examples. Download your Free Programming Spread Example here.

  • Early Childhood and Development: EYLF and NQS

    Early Childhood and Development: EYLF and NQS

    Early childhood development is a crucial period that lays the foundation for a child's future growth and success. During this period, children go through significant changes in their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development. In this article, we will discuss the critical developmental milestones that children go through during early childhood, in the context of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards.

  • What's new: Diary and Resource Changes

    What's new: Diary and Resource Changes

    What a big start to 2023 with the introduction of the new Frameworks. We have redesigned our Diaries and introduced new resources to represent the new Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place Framework. While redesigning, we also took a look at our current Diaries to simplify and make documentation clearer. Find out what's new at Butler Diaries!

  • critical reflection prompts for early childhood educators

    Critical Reflection Prompts for Early Childhood Educators

    As an educator in an early learning centre, you have the opportunity to impact the lives of young children and help shape their future. You are not just a teacher, but also a caregiver and role model for these children. With this great responsibility comes the need for critical reflection on your practice as an educator.

    Reflecting on your practice means taking time to critically examine your actions, thoughts, and feelings about your work with children. This process can help you identify areas where you can improve, as well as areas where you are doing well.

  • Early Childhood and Technology: The Role in Early Learning Centres

    Early Childhood and Technology: The Role in Early Learning Centres

    Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, and it is inevitable that it will continue to play a significant role in shaping our future. The use of technology in early childhood education has become a topic of debate among parents, educators, and policy-makers. Some argue that technology should be integrated into early childhood learning, while others believe it can have negative effects on child development. In this article, we will explore the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards and their recommendations for the use of technology in early childhood education.
  • Composting in Early Childhood

    A Guide to Setting Up Compost in your Early Learning Centre

    By participating in the composting process, children can develop a sense of responsibility and ownership over their environment, as well as a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Additionally, composting can be used as a way to teach children about the interconnectedness of living systems and the importance of conservation and stewardship of natural resources. 
  • MTOP and EYLF Planning Cycle Explained: V2.0

    MTOP and EYLF Planning Cycle Explained: V2.0

    Here we have another article from our EYLF and MTOP V2.0 Series that explains the MTOP and EYLF V2.0 Planning Cycle. As well as explaining the EYLF Planning Cycle, we break down the process and walk you through examples.

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