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.


We believe it is important that a school be 'led' by a set of agreed shared beliefs. To achieve this staff and community need to enter into 'learning conversation's to define and articulate such a philosophy. As it is said: If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything' or 'Control your own destiny or someone else will'.

Recent News

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Walker Learning - National Tour NZ

28 April 2016

NZ educators don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to attend this PD.

First Western Australian Study Tour in Walker Learning

22 April 2016

Next month the first Walker Learning Study Tour will be held in Mandurah. A chance for all interested educators in the west to find out more about the Walker Learning pedagogy. Check the website for more details.

Next Walker Learning Study Tour

19 April 2016

Walker Learning Study Tour F-2
5th and 6th May

This two day study tour is a great opportunity to observe and unpack the key elements of Walker Learning for Junior Primary.

Walker Learning National Tour New Zealand

18 April 2016

We are very excited to be responding to the widespread interest in NZ about Walker Learning by conducting our first National Study Tour for preschool to year 3. This builds on the support our team has been providing to Longburn School and Lytton Street School in the Palmerston North area. Both schools are implementing Walker Learning from reception to year 6.

Shona will be in Wellington 9 May, Christchurch on 11 May and Auckland on 13 May.

2016 PD Brochure - Term 2 bookings open now. Early childhood and primary educators

4 April 2016


Check out our term 2 sessions from the PD brochure. Kathy, Shona and the ELF Team are very excited to be sharing our 2016 PD brochure with educators in all sectors of early childhood and primary education across Australia.  In 2016 we have inlcuded lots of new PD opportunities as well as the old favorites.  Feel free to download the brochure below.  We look forward to working with you in 2016! Bookings open now.