Welcome to our return to on-site schooling section for teachers!

Here you will find a range of stories, handouts and more to support children and young people with disabilities and developmental challenges as they prepare and return to on-site learning or schooling after a period of learning from home.

Early childhood education and care settings pack

Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and challenges may need time and support to transition back to kindergarten or long day care. Here are guides for educators as they help children prepare and return to on-site learning, and information to support children with learning new handwashing skills.

early educator prepare
Preparing for return to on-site learning
early educator return
Return to on-site learning
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Learning handwashing skills and routines

Resources to support routine

Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities may feel less unsettled when returning to childcare or kindergarten when they know what to expect. Reading stories about kindergarten/childcare can help re-familiarise children with the routines and situations they will experience.

A day at kindergarten

A day at childcare

What to do when I miss my family at kindergarten

What to do when I miss my family at childcare

Resources to support wellbeing

During times of increased anxiety and change, some children with disabilities may experience greater challenges in their learning, behaviours or emotion regulation. Here you will find tips to support clear communication between parents and educators in the lead up to a child’s return, as well as resources to help children understand, express and manage emotions.
Link to AllPlay Learn's emotions cards
Emotion cards
Link to AllPlay Learn's relaxation script for children with an intellectual disability
Relaxation breathing script
early educator return communication
Communication guide

Resources to support COVID-19 communication

Some children may have worries or questions about COVID-19. Here you will find some tips for talking with children about COVID-19 and feeling unwell.
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Talking about COVID-19 worries with young children
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Helping a child communicate when feeling unwell

Primary school pack


Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and challenges may need time and support to transition back to school. Here are guides for teachers as they help children prepare and return to on-site schooling, and information to support children with learning new handwashing skills.

primary teacher prepare
Preparing for return to on-site schooling
primary teacher return
Returning to on-site schooling
handwash primary teacher
Learning handwashing skills and routines

Resources to support routine

Consistent routines and additional supports can support children with neurodevelopmental disabilities when they return to school. Here you will find AllPlay Learn class schedules, which can help re-familiarise children with the routines and situations they will experience. There is also a story for children whose regular teacher is not on-site during this time.

When my teacher is away

Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Class Schedule
Class schedule

Resources to support wellbeing

During times of increased anxiety and change, some children with disabilities may experience greater challenges in their learning, behaviours or emotion regulation. Here you will find tips to support clear communication between parents and teachers in the lead up to a child’s return, as well as resources to help children understand, express and manage emotions.
Link to AllPlay Learn's Problem Solving Guide
Problem-solving guide
Link to AllPlay Learn's emotions cards
Emotion cards
Link to AllPlay Learn's relaxation script for children with an intellectual disability
Relaxation breathing script
primary teacher return communication
Communication guide

Resources to support COVID-19 communication

Some children may have worries or questions about COVID-19. Here you will find some tips for talking with children about COVID-19 and feeling unwell.
talking covid19 primary teacher
Talking about COVID-19 worries with children
unwell child early primary
Helping a child communicate when feeling unwell

Secondary school pack


Students with neurodevelopmental disabilities and challenges may need time and support to transition back to school. Here are guides for teachers as they help students prepare and return to on-site schooling.

secondary teacher prepare
Preparing for return to on-site schooling
secondary teacher return
Return to on-site schooling

Resources to support wellbeing

During times of increased anxiety and change, some students with disabilities may experience greater challenges in their learning, behaviours or emotion regulation. Here you will find a communication guide, which can support clear communication between parents and teachers in the lead up to a student’s return, as well as resources to help teenagers understand, express and manage their emotions.
Link to AllPlay Learn's Problem Solving Guide
Problem-solving guide
Link to AllPlay Learn's emotions cards
Emotion cards
Link to AllPlay Learn's relaxation script for children with an intellectual disability
Relaxation breathing script
secondary teacher return communication
Communication guide

Resources to support COVID-19 communication

Some teens may have worries or questions about COVID-19. Here you will find some tips for talking with young people about COVID-19.
talking covid19 secondary teacher
Talking about COVID-19 worries with teens