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Assessment using the Early Years Learning Framework


  1. Hi Linda,
    This week I stumbled up your very effective observation template sheet for educators to use to record against the EYLF. I have two questions – Do I have your permission to share this with my staff and use it? Have you made up a similar one with the MTOP outcomes?

    If I can’t use it in my scheme, can you give me any pointers for designing my own version?

    Look forward to your reply,

    • Hi Sharon,
      You’re welcome to use it. No, I don’t have one with the My Time, Our Place outcomes.

  2. Hi Linda,
    It’s me again. Really love your ideas and hope to use them to inspire my planning.
    Thank you for your permission to print this programming sheet. But I’d love to know do have it in a Word document as the pdf format doesn’t allow me to keep a copy electronically? Instead a hand icon comes up if I try to save it. (I imagine you did this)
    Also since you don’t have an observation sheet for My time our place format, I’d like to create my own based your brillant layout. Do you have any pointers of how to set it up e.g create the column of outcomes on the page?
    Finally do you have an eylf planning template or know of a good one to use?

    Look forward to your reply,
    Sharon McGucken

    • Hi Sharon,
      I’m not sure why you’re having a problem saving it. I just tried to save it from here and it worked for me. I hovered over the bottom of the sheet and the save icon came up. I haven’t done anything to it to stop it from being saved and I can see in my stats that it’s been downloaded a few times. Maybe your version of adobe reader is incapatible?
      I can email you the PDF version I downloaded from this page. I’m unable to send the Word version at the moment as my Elitebook won’t charge (ie I can’t turn it on) and all my documents are on that computer. I’m waiting for hubby to retrieve it for me.
      There are a few EYLF planning documents on this website. The ones I am currently using are here:
      I’m assuming you’re in OSHC though so I am not sure how useful it will be for you as it’s designed more for Kindy. It may give you some kind of starting point though.

      EDIT: Oh I just realised the problem you might be having: By the hand icon do you mean when you click on the link nothing happens? I had that problem too. I right clicked and then chose “Open in a new tab” and the PDF came up in that window and I was able to save it from there. It seems to be just a problem with IE. I tried it in Chrome and it opened up the link fine.

  3. hi linda,
    I came across your “snapshot of learning ” document and was wandering if I could show my peers, I love the way it links the outcomes and would it be posible to have it as a word document.
    cheers maria.

  4. Something I would like to do better is keeping track of my individual observations and linking them to EYLF outcomes. What you have put together looks great!

    • Sure, Laura. There’s a download link at the bottom of the post that has the sheet. Click the link and then you will be able to save it.

  5. Hi Linda,

    I just stumbled across your observation template today. May I please have your permission to save it and test it with my 3 year old pre-kinder class? I am aiming to improve in my observations this year and this looks like a great place to start. Thanking you in advance.

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