Educator's Guide to the Interwebs

FAQ “I’m so excited about the concept of innovative practices, sustained play and skilled intentional teaching (over not-jolly phonics, letter-landfill and flashcards during group times), but, where can I learn more?

Here are a few of our favourite links to inform your pedagogical practice… (We’ve done the googling for you so just click on the bold text)

Anarchy and the EYLF pirates Plenty of fun read about contemporary thoughts from Early Education in Australia

Authentic Happiness - a hub of information about positive psychology. Do your VIS survey of Strengths here

Claire Warden – With an international reputation for pioneering work in education, Claire’s key areas of work have focused on motivational maths, consulting children, and children’s connection to the natural world. Her floor books concept explores the way in which we consult children in order to make our planning more relevant and effective.

Dr. Emmi Pikler – Dr Emmi Pikler knew that in order for babies to develop perfectly in the way that nature had intended, certain things must be heeded. Her work is inspiring and ahead of it’s time.

Early Childhood Resource Hub (ECRH) - The Early Childhood Resource Hub is your central repository of Australian early childhood resources, quality standards, support and forums.

Janet Lansbury – Elevating child care

Let the children play – A blog that celebrates the importance of play in the lives and education of our children

Maggie Dent – Maggie is a passionate advocate for the healthy, common sense raising of children


Marc Armitage – Independent play working consultant

Pennie Brownlee – Pennie is an inspirational teacher whose advocacy extends from play through to authentic respect for children.

Phoenix Support for Educators – (Of course)

Play Counts – Standing up for a child’s right to play and empowering early childhood professionals to give children the gift of PLAY.

Play Empowers

REAIE – Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange

RIE - Resources for infant educators

SNAICC – A national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School

Teachers Ink – EYLF Reflections. An Early Childhood Teacher and the EYLF & NQS and all that Jazz!

Teacher Tom – An inspirational blog about Teacher Tom’s teaching and learning from preschoolers.

Theorists in 140 – A comprehensive list of theorists and great links to further your research.

Tom Drummond – Tom is an emeritus educator of children and adults and a student of both… his work is amazing and his Learning Stories are beautiful.

World Views

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