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We know that a healthy start to life is important for a child’s health and wellbeing, and their health and wellbeing into adult life. 

Foundations aims to increase the capacity of the early childhood education and care workforce, families and communities to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children.  By providing articles on current topics and issues, Foundations increases the knowledge and skills of children’s services staff, enabling them to promote the mental health of the children in their care and to provide valuable support to those children who may be at increased risk of mental health problems.  Foundations supports the focus on wellbeing in both the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework. 

Originally produced in a magazine-style format, Foundations is currently undergoing a review to see how we can best deliver information to you.  During this time, all back issues will be available online to read and download in full or by individual article.  Please revisit the website to keep in touch with upcoming changes and development.

For more information or to provide us with feedback, please contact the Child and Youth Project Team at himh@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 4924 6900. 


How do I download the Foundations Magazine?

To download a full issue of any Foundations magazine, simply click on the image in the tables below.

To download selected articles featured in any Foundations magazine, simply choose from the links listed in the tables below.


Foundations Issue 11 - December 2012


Please see below each article in the table is a document titled discussion points.  These documents relate to the articles in Foundations Issue 11 and gives you a short description of the article and then has some discussion points that can be used as a professional development tool to use with colleagues and other children's services educators.

To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 11, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Issue 11 - Foundations December 2012

 

1.  Contents and editorial


2.  Nurturing your child's developing mind
Discussion points
Reference list


3.  Brain development and social and emotional wellbeing
Discussion points


4.  An interview with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Discussion points


5.  Strategies to help children with autism
Discussion points


6.  Teaching brain development in the early years to students at the University of South Australia
Discussion points


7.  Back page

8.  Glossary

 


 Foundations Issue 10 - August 2012


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 10, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Foundations Issue 10

 

Contents and editorial

Children's Wellbeing: Building our knowledge and skills

Engaging Parents in our Program

Managing Meltdowns

Father's for School Readiness

Children's Activity

Back Page

 


 

Foundations Issue 9 - June 2012


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 9, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Foundations Issue 9

 

Contents and Editorial

Equity in Early Childhood Education 

Embracing and Celebrating Difference  

Helping the Development of Emotional and Social Intelligence in Children 

Working in Children's Services from the Perspective of a Male Educator  

Building Stronger Connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities    

Back Cover

 


Foundations Issue 8 - February 2012


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 8, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Foundations Issue 8 cover

 

Contents and Editorial  

Saying the Hard Things 

Happiness at Work

Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning 

Engaging Fathers in Early Childhood Services  

Back Cover 

 


Foundations Issue 7 - September 2011


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 7, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Issue 7 cover

 

Contents and Editorial  

Attachment  

Staff Activity, Attachment  

A Change from Segregated to Integrated Infant and Toddler Groupings

Great Dream 

Talking to Dads about Bonding 

Children's Activity, Glorious Mud 

Self-Regulation 

Back Cover

 


Foundations Issue 6 - July 2011


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 6, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Foundations Issue 6

 

Contents and Editorial  

International Year of the Forests, Celebrating Forests for People 

What is Social Inclusion for Families in an Early Childhood Setting?

Children's Behaviour - an Emotional Response Gone Awry  

Too Busy. Considering the Demands on Working Parent's Time 

Professional Learning 

Transitions to School  

Back Cover

 


Foundations Issue 5 - December 2010


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 5, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Foundations Issue 5

Contents and Editorial

Supporting Families in Need  

Helping Parents Living With Mental Health Problems 

Children's Activity 

Accidental Counsellor

Team Activity 

Child Abuse and Neglect 

Staff Relationships 

Burnout in Children's Services   

Back Cover

 


Foundations Issue 4 - July 2010


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 4, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Foundations Issue 4

Contents and Editorial

Supporting Social & Emotional Wellbeing Through Social Inclusion 

Value My Culture, Value Me 

Developing Partnerships

Don't Ask, Don't Tell   

Children's Services in Rural and Remote Areas

Children & Families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

Useful Links and Information   

 


Foundations Issue 3 - March 2010


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Foundations Issue 3

 

Contents and Editorial   

Children's Social Interactions

Children's Activity: Teddy Tales  

What Captures Play? 

Using Music to Building Relationships 

Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Back cover and useful links 

 


Foundations Issue 2 - December 2009


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Foundations Issue2 cover

 

Contents and Editorial  

Children's Emotions

Hearing Children's Voices  

Responding to the Challenge   

Understanding and Supporting Anxious Children    

Starting Childcare - Maggie's Story    

Children's Activity: Relaxation   

Children's Grief - Jenny's Story 

Back Cover  

 


Foundations Issue 1 - October 2009


To download the full PDF of Foundations Issue 1, click on the image below or to download individual articles, click on the links below.

Foundations Issue 1

 

Contents and Editorial  

Mental Health and Wellbeing  

Laying the Foundations   

Team Activity: Creating a Supportive Environment  

Building Social and Emotional Skills     

Tough Times. Supporting Children and Families

Additional Information on Bushfires and Trauma  

Support Services for Social and Emotional Wellbeing   

Caring for the Carer     

Back Cover