Early Years Learning Framework


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 framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input 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.

Documents in other languages

The EYLF available in 12 languages other than English and the Families guide is available in 20 languages other than English.

The Information for Families guide is also available in 20 other languages.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any of the translated documents, please contact 13 36 84.

Resources for early childhood educators

The Educators' Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework assists early childhood educators to implement the framework in their service.

The following resources help educators to use the ELYF in their everyday practice:

Additional EYLF discussion and research papers are also available: