SRF Program


    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, 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.


    A SECRET is a framework to help children’s social and emotional wellbeing, including their self-regulation. The framework is delivered to educators as part of a 2.5-hour workshop.

    The program aims to help educators:

    • understand how we all use sensory processing to regulate our emotions
    • build awareness of the impact of sensory processing differences in children with ASD, ADHD and other developmental delays
    • build capacity to include children with sensory processing differences
    • understand the importance of working with parents/carers and other professionals
    • understand the A SECRET framework and how to implement it in a kindergarten setting.

    Face-to-face workshops can be presented in a number of formats, depending on needs and location. Evening, daytime and weekend sessions can be arranged.

    Pre-recorded training is accessible online at the following link:

    Prepaid bookings can be transferred to online content at any time.  Zoom bookings for your team can be arranged. 

    Please contact provider to discuss bulk online training packages for your organisation.

    Contact provider directly for more details.

    Detailed Costs

    Workshop fees

    Online presentation (pre-recorded webinar or live Zoom presentations): $50 per person (excl. GST) for a minimum of five participants.

    Attendance at conference type in-person event: $100 per person (excl. GST), subject to availability.

    Service hosting: $500 (excl. GST) for up to 10 people, $700 (excl. GST) for up to 20 people plus travel costs.

    For quotes completed from July 2022, travel will be charged at $75 (excl. GST) per hour each way from Castlemaine. Accommodation  will be charged at $200 (excl. GST) per night for any evening bookings, or for any bookings more than 2 hours from Castlemaine.  If you have included the previous lower rates in your plan, please contact the provider to discuss your options.

    Details for all costs are at

    GST will be added to all amounts.

    Contact provider for details. 

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators, allied health professionals, parents/carers and others who work with children with sensory or motor challenges that affect their ability to participate in kindergarten programs.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: educators attend an initial workshop and can request follow up coaching to support implementation.  Handouts and information on further reading are provided  during the session. Contact provider for further details.

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource. Workshops can be offered in the evenings to minimise backfill. Contact provider for further details.

    Supervision/coaching: coaching packages are available, as a follow-up to the workshop. Contact provider directly.

    Australian experience: the program was developed in the United States, but training in the framework is available across Australia.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    ​Level 4 - Emerging research