Guide to Montessori & The EYLF V2


Montessori & the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) V2 is a detailed document focusing on highlighting connections between the Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood services and the Montessori approach. The resource has been updated to reflect Version 2 of the EYLF, which is now in place as the curriculum framework for Australian early childhood services.

Montessori & the EYLF (V2) delves into each of the Principles, Practices and Outcomes including the individual components of these outcomes. All of these factors are explored in this document, which looks at how the Montessori methodology and philosophy connects with each of these EYLF expectations. 

After exploring the listed examples of how the Montessori philosophy and methodology apply in each element your individual service can contribute additional examples from your own centre to differentiate your unique application and solidify your confidence about how to demonstrate your commitment to the EYLF within the framework of your Montessori principles. Highlighting your strengths in this way not only celebrates your service, but also helps you prepare for sharing these as part of your Assessment and Ratings process. The booklet also includes direct prompts for you to critically reflect on your practices to identify elements you can include in your Quality Improvement Plans.

By using the Montessori & EYLF V2 document your team members can feel prepared and empowered about how the Montessori program connects and fits with the EYLF and how to communicate (through actions, words or physical evidence) elements of the Montessori philosophy. They can also participate actively and meaningfully in authentic critical reflection to inform your practices. 

The Montessori & EYLF V2 resource is provided as a PDF via email. We recommend annotating the PDF if possible to promote sustainable practices, though you may also print the pages if your team members find a hard copy more conducive to collaboration. 

These documents were originally developed by Jessica Langford (co-owner of Montessori Child) and have been endorsed and distributed by Montessori Australia. We are proud to now offer professionals the exclusive opportunity to access these resources directly from their author with a more accessible pricing structure.

Please use this resource in conjunction with the Early Years Learning Framework (V2).

Your investment in this resource entitles you to use it freely and collaboratively within the individual early learning service that you represent for the purpose of quality improvement, critical reflection and parent education. It can be shared with other educators in your service, enrolled families and other stakeholders such as Authorised Officers. You are not permitted to share this resource with other services or educators outside of your work site - even if they are linked by the same approved provider, chain or other professional organisation.