All posts by Kelly Sims

Kelly Sims is from Tasmania, Australia. Kelly is the CEO of professional development and customised training provider: Education and Care Connections. Kelly has years of experience with the EYLF, guiding early years practitioners to consider quality in everything they do.

From start to review- the ongoing nature of reflective practice

Some practical advice for when undertaking the continuous improvement process is to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable. The sooner we are, the better we can accept the ongoing nature of true reflective practice. From Start to Review… the ongoing...

/ September 6, 2017

Are we protecting or exposing children?

All children have the right to experience quality care and learning opportunities in an environment that provides for their well-being, health and safety, let’s explore what that really means… So we know that a strong sense of health and wellbeing...

/ June 29, 2017

Embracing a vision for children’s learning with the early years frameworks

When using the Early Years Learning Framework always remember… That it is just that – a framework. It’s not a syllabus, nor a program, not a curriculum, nor a model, neither is it an assessment tool. Above all, it is...

/ April 26, 2017

Sustainability and the NQS: program priority or area of focus – Part Two

This guest post is written by Kelly Sims, from Tasmania, Australia. Kelly is the CEO of professional development and customised training provider: Education and Care Connections.  This is part two of a series on sustainability in an early learning setting...

/ April 5, 2017

Sustainability and the NQS: program priority or area of focus – Part One

Growing gardens, nurturing worm farms, recycling & saving water are all a great start… but let’s ask ourselves, how they are impacting the bigger picture, the outcomes for children and overall community? This guest post is written by Kelly Sims,...

/ April 5, 2017