Resources for professionals

Resources are available to assist you to embed the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) in your daily practice. You can read and reflect on the resources on your own, or use them to prompt discussions with colleagues.

Resources on the Practice Principles

The VEYLDF contains eight Practice Principles, which are the foundations for professional practice for those working with children from birth to eight years and their families. The Practice Principles are based on the latest international evidence about the best ways to support children's learning.

A range of resources is available to support you to successfully implement the Practice Principles in your work with children and families. These resources include a Practice Guide and an Evidence Paper, as well as a video, for each of the eight Practice Principles.

The Practice Guides and videos provide practical advice about each of the principles, including examples of ways of working provided by early childhood professionals across a variety of settings. The Evidence Papers document key research on each Practice Principle and describe what the principle is, why it's important to teaching and learning and its implications for best practice.

These resources encourage critical reflection, discussion, debate and action.

Practice PrincipleResources
  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • High expectations for every child
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
  • Equity and diversity
  • Assessment for learning and development
  • Integrated teaching and learning approaches
  • Partnerships with professionals

Video resources

A range of resources is available to support you to successfully implement the Practice Principles in your work with children and families. This includes a new video series that profiles each of the eight Practice Principles, as strengthened in the revised VEYLDF.

Narrated by Anne Stonehouse, consultant for early childhood, each Practice Principle includes interviews with early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals and leaders. They also include video footage from a range of ECEC settings that exemplifies effective ways for supporting children's learning and development, in line with each Practice Principle. An additional video explains the Bronfenbrenner model of child learning and development as featured in the VEYLDF (2016 page 5).

Download this Critical Reflection Tool (docx - 94.58kb) to read as you watch the Partnerships with Professionals video to prompt your thinking.


Resources on the outcomes

The VEYLDF identifies five Learning and Development Outcomes for all children from birth to eight years. The five Outcomes provide a common language to support collaborative approaches between early childhood professionals and families.

The following resources will help you gain a deeper understanding of the Outcomes:

Resources on transitions

The VEYLDF recognises the importance of supporting children's and families' transitions as they move within and across services throughout the early childhood period.

Information about supporting children's transition to school and the Transition Learning and Development Statements can be found at: Transition to school

For further information and examples of how to support children's transitions, see: Early Years Exchange No. 12

Family day care resource kit

The resource kit 'Using the Frameworks for High Quality in Family Day Care' is designed to help family day care coordination unit staff support educators to engage with the VEYLDF and the national learning frameworks. It was produced by Community Child Care Association for the Department. The resource kit includes:

  • an adaptable PowerPoint presentation and accompanying guide with suggested speaking points
  • information sheets encouraging critical reflection on a range of topics related specifically to family day care
  • tools and workshop activities
  • a video and Resource Guide containing tips for using the resource kit in a range of ways.

The resource kit is designed to be flexible and can be adapted to fit the needs of your service. You can access the kit on the Fuse website at: Family Day Care Resource Kit

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