The Early Years Learning Framework - EYLF

Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) guides our everyday practices at Enchanted Forest Early learning. The EYLF describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care and offers a vision where 'all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life'. It has been designed so that early childhood services will be able to develop their own strategies to implement its objectives.

The EYLF has an emphasis on play-based learning that will support early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as focusing on social and emotional development through collaboration with educators, families and the wider community.  In the EYLF, play-based learning is described as “a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations” (EYLF, 2009, p.46).  As children participate in everyday life, they build interests and understandings.  We are here to guide their interests and to help them make sense of the world around them.

Families looking for more information on the EYLF can use the Information for Families Guide

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.

- Chinese Proverb

Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible.

- Loris Malaguzzi

No significant learning occurs, without a significant relationship.

- Dr James Comer

Play gives children the opportunity to practice what they have been learning.

- Fred Rogers

Remember to…create moments, make memories, shape destinies

- Nancy Gordon

There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.

- Frank A Clark

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.

- Walt Streightiff

Nature provides a blank canvas of open-ended opportunities to think, create and investigate.

- Reggio Children