‘Friends Together’ Journal and Curriculum Plan Bundle

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The Early Years Resource Factory Membership gives you unlimited access to create, edit and produce all printables, records and notices you may require for your service.

As a member you will have free access to a growing library of curriculum plans and activities for all age groups from 0-6 along with observation sheets for documenting your observations for each child. As an Early Years Resource Factory member you will also have free access to create monthly newsletters for the parents. You will also receive great discounts on many products on The Early Years Shop to include formpacks, toolkits, Aistear Stickers, Ceol and Funky Freet products. So don't waste any time and sign up today!


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We are delighted to bring you this ‘Friends Together’ bundle which combines a Group Learning Journal from our “Documentation Made Simple Series” and our “Multiculturalism” Curriculum Plan Pack, which includes a number of curriculum ideas to give you inspiration on inclusive practice and to respond to children’s own curiosity and emerging interests.

Enabling Educators to Build a Resource to Support the Emerging Interests of Children

Every order will include the downloadable Curriculum Plans and whatever number of Journals you require. We recommend one for each room. For the best value, choose ‘5 Journals’ from the Quantity options.

About the ‘Friends Together’ Group Learning Journal

This open-ended A3 journal has a cover beautifully illustrated by Oliver Moore and Stephanie Morley.

All children have rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what language they speak, what religion they are, what gender they are, what their culture is, what disability they have or what their socio-economic background is. The purpose of this journal is to capture the inclusive learning experiences that happen within your service and to celebrate and recognise this diversity. The Friends Together Journal includes a world map you can use to identify where children and families come from across the globe. You can highlight the areas with stickers if you wish. The blank pages can be used to document the activities that take place within your setting.

To assist with this we have a range of curriculum plans and ideas that you can dip in to support the child’s interests. The Pack also includes a copy of an Inclusion Charter. The Aistear themes and goals are available on the inside cover page so the Early Years Educator can make the connections.


  • Open-ended style
  • Oversize A3 pages allowing lots of space for recording
  • Displays the Aistear themes and goals to make linking easier and more meaningful
  • The first page has a world map to help children identify where they or their family come from
  • 24 blank sheets
  • Provides an excellent record of community involvement for inspection purposes

About the Diversity Curriculum Plan Pack: Celebrating Difference

The activities are designed to be flexible and adaptable to the varying types of Early Childhood Care and Education settings in operation within an Irish context. The suggestions in this resource pack are just that, and educators will take ownership over the lessons and apply them as they feel appropriate to meet the needs of their cohort of children.

The themes and principles of both Aistear and Síolta have informed the ethos of the lesson plans.

Plans include:

  • Same & Different
  • I am Me!
  • All Kinds of Families, Families of all Kinds
  • Diversity through Story
  • Different Ways of Being in the World
  • A Rainbow of Friends
  • Washing Baby Dolls
  • Guess Who I Am
  • Puzzle Me Up
  • ‘Welcome’ Poster in All Languages

We also include the Children’s Charter which you can print off, laminate and display.

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Number of Journals Needed?

1 Journal, 2 Journals, 3 Journals, 4 Journals, 5 Journals