Professional Development

Haileybury is opening the doors to its acclaimed Early Learning education model. Spend a day with our industry-leading Educators and discover the Teaching & Learning practices that make Haileybury exceptional.

Planning for the busy Educator - Knowing the complete cycle.

Haileybury InstituteLearn how to design, develop and document an emergent and genuine curriculum that covers the complete planning cycle. Over the course of this professional development day, we will share our highly commended planning model and its practical application to our day to day role in planning and documenting requirements. Come away with practical knowledge and an actionable plan.

Planning for most educators is a model that develops over time and with experience.
With the NQS, EYLF and VEYLDF the in combination with the philosophy, regulations, the act, practices and principles, development of a QIP and expectations of the teaching role it can all feel too do we fit it all in? What do we really need to know and how do we manage it each week?

Haileybury has worked over many years to develop and deliver a planning style that answers all components of the cycle in a clear, concise and comprehensive way.

Our refined planning model has consistently received commendation during each assessment and rating process and is seen as thorough by all educators, both experienced and new to the sector that work at Haileybury.

Haileybury InstituteHaileybury Institute is pleased to offer the opportunity to share this planning model and its practical application to our day to day role in planning and documenting requirements.

The professional development groups are deliberately small to ensure that there is genuine discussion and opportunity for sharing ideas, current practice and new ways of thinking. This size also allows the opportunity to observe a group of children in their learning environment, while being respectful of the work and play taking place.

This session is suitable for Teachers, Educators and students working with children in the Early Childhood sector.

During the session you will:

  • Explore the many documents that contribute to professional practice in relation to planning
  • Consider the many elements of the planning cycle as presented in the NQS, EYLF, VEYLDF and APST
  • Understand planning and its links to philosophy, policy, practices and principles
  • Explore how all components can link together and be tracked through each element
  • Be introduced to Haileybury’s emergent curriculum and how that is represented in documentation.
  • Visit one of our services to see planning in action with our 3 and 4 year old groups
  • Engage in a post visit discussion to answer any questions and or discuss what is observed

National Quality Standards (NQS) 1,3,5,6

National Quality Standard 1 – Educational Program and Practice

National Quality Standard 3 – Physical Environment

National Quality Standard 5 – Relationships with children

National Quality Standard 6 – Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Children

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) 1,5,6,7

Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning


D’Lene is an Early Years Consultant with Haileybury Institute. Prior to this, she was the Director of Early Learning for Haileybury overseeing the policy, practice, quality and regulatory requirements of Haileybury’s five Early Learning Centres. This also involved developing pedagogical practice, mentoring staff and leading new Early Learning projects for the school. With many years in the Early Childhood field, D’Lene has taught and been Director for sessional and long day kindergarten programs and worked as the Head of an Early Learning Centre.

Early Childhood Leadership is of great interest to D’Lene. She believes in supporting current Early Childhood professionals and the next generation of educators to become confident and capable advocates for the profession.


More information:

D’Lene Johnson


P: +61 3 9904 6386 or 0417 343 120