SRF Program

  • Psychologist (arranged by services independently)

    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: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


    Psychologists, using an approach that builds on existing skills and knowledge, work with kindergarten teachers, parents/carers and children through case consultation, provision of group training and other discipline-specific services to enhance and support children's social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and identity.

    Detailed Costs

    These costs will be determined by the provider that your service chooses to access.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators and teachers, children and families.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: psychologists provide support to educators that builds on existing skills and knowledge, including coaching and modelling, in order to enhance their confidence in supporting children's social and emotional self-regulation, mental health and identity.

    Psychologists must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and work in accordance with the VEYLDF.

    Program adaptability: services should consider, in consultation with a psychologist, the needs of staff and children, and how best they may be supported by a psychologist.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional), Access and inclusion

    Strength of Evidence

    Professional services