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Preschool Diaries Purchasing GuideUpdated a year ago

Which is the best weekly programming and reflection diary for my preschool program?

It will depend on which state or territory you are located in and what programs you run in your service. For educatiors in Long Day Care services running preschool programs under the EYLF, the best diary for you is the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary for all states except QLD

For your outdoor program, use the Central Outdoor Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary.

To support you in applying and recording sustainable practices, we have the Our Sustainable Year Wall Calendar. The Culturally Responsive Year Calendar has been designed to meet the discussion notes in the 2021 NQF ALF Update. The recent review focused on Approved Learning Frameworks and highlighted changes to strengthen the connection between Learning Frameworks and the National Quality Standard in Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing and moving from cultural competence to cultural responsiveness. 

To help you capture and record Individual Observations, our Individual Observations Duplicate Book works in conjunction with the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary and provides duplicate pages, so your records are filed where they need to be. We also have a My Amazing Year - Portfolio Learning Journal for Children to help you capture their progress throughout the year.

I am a director of a Preschool; which diary is the best for me?

We have a Child Care Centre Diary which covers areas of compliance around the running of a preschool program in a Long Day Care Service or stand-alone Preschool; like staff on duty, children away, shift changes, meetings, and general correspondence. Services will often get one for the office (or one per room).

I need a diary for my Admin and Educational Leader; do you have a diary for them?

If you require a diary that handles the admin and compliance you would be best to get the Child Care Centre Diary.

For Nominated Supervisors, we have the Nominated Supervisor Diary. We also have a diary for the Educational Leader role.

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