Early Life Foundations

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We are here to support you as parents and educators and we work in the age range birth to 14 years of age in areas of parent support, teaching and learning, children's behaviours, and school and Early Childhood Education professional development.

We  provide expertise and support to parents, educators and organisations to create optimal parenting, learning and educational environments for children birth to 14 years. The organisation prides itself on our knowledge base and expertise, and on maintaining an independent voice on the national and international stage for children’s development, teaching and learning, research and parenting.


"The fundamental task of leaders, is to prime good feeling in those they lead."(Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence)

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2017 PD Brochures - Ready Now!

1 November 2017

Kathy, Shona and the ELF Team are delighted to present our 2017 professional learning brochures for Early Childhood and Primary Educators in Australia and NZ. Don't miss out on the read, download the attached pdf or click image.

Building Literacy and Numeracy skills in Early Childhood

13 October 2017

Monday 24 October 9.30-3.30 at ELF, Moorabbin. This session provides a range of practical examples on how to embed rich literacy and numeracy provocations in open-ended early childhood contexts. Includes a review of the ELF demonstration unit, photos of play spaces and planning documents to support development of literacy and numeracy skills. Limited spaces available. Book on-line now.

Masterclass with Kathy Walker

24 February 2017

A unique opportunity to spend a day with Kathy Walker OAM to discuss a range of issues relating to early childhood education. Very Limited Places. Book now so you don't miss out.

Understanding Children's Behaviour

22 February 2017

Book now to gain support and strategies to effectively respond appropriately to children's behaviour by seeking to understand, nurture and guide. For educators working with Babies to six year olds.

Understanding Children's Behaviour 0-6

17 January 2017

BE Proactive with Your Practice – start the year with a great foundation of working with the children you teach. February 22 at Early Life Foundations, Dunmore Close Heatherton