Wellbeing Practice Guide

This guide supports educators in fostering children's sense of wellbeing through engaging scenarios and learning activities based on the VEYLDF.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Resources (books, kits, manuals)
  • Strength of evidence: Level 6 Supported by expert opinion
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Emotional maturity hyperactivity and inattentive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: No upfront cost

Program description

The Wellbeing Practice Guide has been developed to support the implementation of the VEYLDF.

Its scenarios and learning activities support educators and agencies to engage with key concepts of the VEYLDF, including Learning and Development Outcome 3: 'Children have a strong sense of wellbeing'.

Detailed costs

Not applicable.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: early childhood educators working with children aged from birth to 5 years.
  • Factors to consider: services should consider using the case studies and learning activities in this resource to support educators' reflective conversations to strive for continuous improvement.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • High expectations for every child
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
  • Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development
  • Integrated teaching and learning approaches
  • Partnerships with professionals.

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

  • Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
  • Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.