Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to set up, support and review experiences for children’s play and learning.

This unit applies to educators who support children’s learning according to established curriculum under the guidance of others in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit


Competency Field

Early Childhood Education and Care

Unit Sector

Children’s Education and Care

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.



Reading skills to:

  • interpret service policies and procedures
  • interpret the learning framework, service curriculum and documented observations about children.

Oral communication skills to:

  • ask open and closed questions and actively listen to seek information and confirm understanding
  • interact and engage with children to build rapport
  • provide accurate detail of observations to colleagues.

Initiative and enterprise skills to:

  • determine appropriate strategies to support children’s individual needs.


Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning supersedes and is not equivalent to CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning and CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia:

  • the following aspects of performance evidence must be directly observed by the assessor on at least one occasion:
  • set up and support of one indoor experience
  • set up and support of one outdoor experience
  • remaining performance evidence may be collected through authenticated third-party reports
  • observation and third-party reports must be supplemented by other forms of evidence
  • interactions with children must be supervised by an approved early childhood educator.

Skills related to reflection and documentation may be demonstrated outside of the service and but must be based on work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • an indoor environment
  • an outdoor environment
  • curriculum documentation
  • resources that support the specific play and learning experiences
  • National Quality Framework:
  • National Quality Standard
  • the relevant approved learning framework
  • the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Article 31
  • service standards, policies and procedures for:
  • children’s health and safety
  • educational program and practice
  • physical environment
  • relationships with children
  • educators and supervisor for guidance and collaboration
  • children between the ages of birth and six years as specified in the Performance Evidence in a regulated education and care service in Australia.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

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