Anarchy & the EYLF Pirates

Refuse. Resist. Rebuild.

Which way to turn?

I am an early childhood educator. I write reflections about what I am teaching the children, what they learning, what ideas we are working on together and the like. I … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

We need to talk …

How do I feel about the Assessment and Rating process leading up to it? I feel pressured. I feel rushed. I feel pushed. I’m a professional early childhood teacher, educator, … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 6 Comments

A demeaning way to treat a profession

A&R. These letters strike fear into the hearts of so many educators.Not because we think we are doing the wrong thing by the children. We know how committed we are to … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Play, Foucault and economic (ir)rationalism

“the view that commercial activity … represents a sphere of activity in which moral considerations, beyond the rule of business probity dictated by enlightened self-interest, have no role to play.” … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

On Modesty

Hundreds of people are going at it hammer and tongs about what women should wear. They are very concerned about modesty, and obedience to authority. Surprisingly, they are not in … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

She Works Hard for the Love

This pirate piece is dedicated to my beloved and awesome ex-co-worker. I trust that given the astronomically high staff turnover in early childhood education, she won’t realise it’s about her. … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 7 Comments

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

A little while ago, we got a PM on our Facebook Anarchy & the EYLF Pirates page asking if we had any links about craft and celebrations. We didn’t. But … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 2 Comments