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 a capacity-building approach, work with kinder teachers, parents and families 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.
    Psychologists are required to work in accordance with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

    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 should work with staff at the service to provide capability-building support, coaching and modelling, in order to enhance their skills and knowledge in supporting children's social and emotional self-regulation, mental health and identity.

    Psychologists should be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.

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

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable