Educator
Resources

Welcome to our resources page!

Here you will find a range of posters, handouts and more to support the inclusion of children with disabilities and developmental challenges.

Stories

We provide a range of stories that help children with disabilities or developmental challenges learn more about early childhood education and care settings. Each story comes with audio so that children can list to the story. We have also provided these same stories without pictures so they can be customised with personal images or photos that are relevant to the child or children you will read it with.

Recognising and supporting child anxiety

AllPlay Learn’s Recognising and supporting child anxiety forms help educators to reflect on:

  • a child’s early signs that they are feeling anxious
  • later signs that their anxiety is escalating
  • triggers or contributors to the child’s anxiety
  • strategies that may be effective at specific timepoints

  • Talking with families about their observations will help you develop a shared and richer understanding about the child’s anxiety. Involving children in recognising and responding to signs of anxiety can increase their autonomy and confidence. These forms can be used to support collaboration and communication across staff involved in a child’s care, which can help create consistent supportive environments that foster a child’s sense of security and capability in managing their anxiety.

    Educator form

    Inclusion resources

    We have provided a range of resources for facilitating the inclusion of children with disabilities and developmental challenges. We provide resources to help children learn how to manage their emotions and problem solve. We also have posters celebrating the strengths of children, and being different. There are also posters that provide reminders about how to communicate with and include others (including a simpler version for children who prefer less detail). Finally, we also provide a strengths and abilities communication checklist to facilitate communication between educators and parents.

    Link to AllPlay Learn's Primary Strengths and Abilities Communication Checklist
    Communication checklist
    Link to AllPlay Learn's Being Different poster
    Being different poster
    Link to AllPlay Learn's Stay Play Talk poster
    Stay Play Talk Peer Mediation poster
    Link to AllPlay Learn's Stay Play Talk poster (simple version)
    Stay Play Talk Peer Mediation poster
    (simple version/sensory sensitive version)
    early-problem-solve-guide
    Problem solving guide
    Link to AllPlay Learn's emotions cards (black and white version)
    Emotions card set
    Black and White version
    Link to AllPlay Learn's emotions cards
    Emotions card set
    Colour Version
    Link to AllPlay Learn's Character strengths poster
    Character strengths poster
    AllPlay Learn relaxation breathing script instructions for teachers thumbnail
    Relaxation breathing script
    Visual schedule

    Illustrations of practice

    Have a look at how some early childhood education and care settings are creating safe, holistic and inclusive spaces for children.

    Link to AllPlay Learn's Twitter account with text