Play Learn Grow - Department of Education and Early Childhood

Play Learn Grow
A Resource for Maternal and
Child Health Nurses
What Play, Learn, Grow includes
What else is new
• Grounded in the Victorian Early Years Learning
and Development Framework
• Less about key milestones, more about what
parents can do
• Strength-based approach
• Higher expectations for children’s learning and
• Personalised postcard
Key Messages
• Play, Learn, Grow promotes strength-based
conversations with families about their
children’s learning
• The VEYLDF provides a shared language for
working with other professionals and families
• Using the VEYLDF means applying a ‘learning
lens’ to what MCH nurses already do
• New resources start to be distributed
September 2014
• Professional Learning for Coordinators
November 2014
• Professional Learning or other support for
MCH nurses – November-December 2014
Thank you
Working Group
Advisory Group
• Gayle Brandellero, Helen Broderick,
Lyndal Bankuti, Anne McNair –
Hume City Council
• Dianne Jackson – City of Port Phillip
• Helen Walter – Knox City Council
• Maria O’Shannessy, Marietta Ryan,
Felicity Dawson – Mooney Valley
City Council
• Lallitha Chelliath, Victorian
Aboriginal Health Service
• Carmel Phillips and Kerryn Lockett,
Victorian Curriculum and
Assessment Authority
• Professor Sheena Reilly and Sue
West, Murdoch Children’s Research
• Joanne Fittock, Municipal
Association of Victoria
• Dr Sarah Young, University of