SRF Program

  • Hey Little Warrior: Anxiety in Little Kids

    VEYLDF Alignment

    ​Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


    ​Hey Little Warrior: Anxiety in Little Kids is a half-day workshop which aims to support educators in guiding children towards discovering and expanding their own capacity for brave behaviour. The workshop is based on the children’s books ‘Hey Warrior’ and ‘Hey Awesome’, which detail turning anxiety into an ally, and explore and explain anxiety through a neuroscientific, child-friendly lens. 

    The workshop provides educators with practical strategies and information to support a class-based approach towards strengthening all children against anxiety, expanding their capacity for brave behaviour, and understanding more about the brain. The workshop equips educators with the information and practical tools to work with children on a group or individual level.

    Scheduled workshops for 2023

    Term 4

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Melbourne, 24 October 2023

    Scheduled workshops for 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Melbourne, 27 February 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Frankston, 28 February 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Dandenong, 29 February 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Geelong, 1 March 2024

    Term 2

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Mildura, 3 June 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Horsham, 5 June 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Warrnambool, 7 June 2024

    Term 3 

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Sale, 6 August 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Traralgon, 7 August 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Melbourne, 8 August 2024

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Albury, 11 Sept 2024

    Term 4

    HEY LITTLE WARRIOR! Melbourne, 28 October 2024

    Detailed Costs


    • Early Bird Ticket: $209 per person (incl. GST)
    • Standard Ticket: $249 per person (incl. GST)

    Price includes catering, a copy of the ‘Hey Warrior’ book, lesson plan, a professional development certificate and one-hour of post workshop group coaching via Zoom. 

    In-house training: $4400 (excl. GST) for a maximum of 25 participants. Additional staff can be accommodated at a rate of $120 per person up to a maximum of 50 participants. 

    Price includes a copy of the ‘Hey Warrior’ book per participant, lesson plan, professional development certificate and one-hour of post workshop group coaching via Zoom. Additional costs for trainer’s travel and accommodation. Contact the provider directly to discuss this option. 

    Implementation Considerations

    ​Target population: caregivers and early childhood professions who work with children up to six years of age. 

    Program/practice descriptions and details: the workshop is conducted face-to-face. Participants can enrol in a public workshop or an in-house training for the whole early childhood service. 

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Supervision/Coaching: a compulsory one-hour follow-up online consultation is provided to discuss implementation of practices based on learnings, and any challenges to that implementation.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    ​Level 5 - Foundational research evidence