SRF Program

  • Backfill / additional hours

    VEYLDF Alignment

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

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: ​Not applicable


    'Backfill' staffing allows educators to be released from regular duties, or enables services to provide flexibility in work schedules, to enable attendance at training sessions, complete online training, and engage in professional development, coaching, reflective practice activities or consultation. 
    Educators must be replaced by another educator of the same qualification, whose practice aligns with the VEYLDF.

    Detailed Costs

    Average cost for a degree-qualified, mid-range educator is $395 per day (incl. GST).

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable