Australian Frameworks


In HEI Schools Early Learning Centre, we are proud of delivering high quality educational programs which combine coherently the HEI Schools concept as well as the various frameworks established by Australian Government.

Early Years Learning Framework

The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework (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 EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with inputs from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. It has incorporated feedback from a consultation process, including two national symposiums, national public consultation forums, focus groups, an online forum and case-study trials.

The framework 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.

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

In HEI Schools Emerald Early Learning Centre, our rooms for infant to 3 years old as well as for 3 to 5 years old are governed by this framework.

My Time, Our Place

My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia, also known as My Time, Our Place or MTOP, is Australia's first national framework for school-age care. MTOP was developed by the Council of Australian Governments to help educators to extend and enrich children's wellbeing and development in before and after school and vacation care settings. It is linked to and embedded in the National Quality Standard.

In HEI Schools Emerald Early Learning Centre, our before school and after school services are governed by this framework

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework

The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) supports all professionals who work with children aged 0-8. It includes a range of discipline-specific guidelines and practice resources. The framework:

  • enables you to work more effectively with other professionals and with families

  • provides valuable guidance for supporting children and families in their transitions through the first eight years of a child’s life

  • provides a shared language and guiding principles for achieving the best outcomes for every child by supporting continuity of learning

In HEI Schools Emerald Early Learning Centre, our programs are designed in accordance to VEYLD