Ready, Set, Prep!

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Improving school readiness for Fawkner children and their families.

What is it?

Ready, Set, Prep! prepares children and their families for a great start to primary school.
We work with community members, primary schools and early years providers to support early learning, family engagement and transition to primary school.  When services and families work together, children are supported to have a smooth transition to primary school.

Cost

Some programs that fall under Ready, Set, Prep! are free, and some require a fee. Contact us for more information.

Location

  • Fawkner

Contact

  • Call our Youth Health Promotion Team on 1300 637 744
  • Email readysetprep@merrihealth.org.au

More information

Ready, Set, Prep! is a four-year collaborative initiative between Merri Health, Fawkner schools, kindergartens, early years services and community settings. 

Ready, Set, Prep!:

  • engages families in early years education
  • improves transition processes between schools and early years services
  • improves referral pathways for families that might have concerns about their child’s development or other issues related to school readiness.

The project also shares important messages with the Fawkner community about starting primary school, the benefits of early learning including kindergarten, play-based learning, maternal and child health checks, family engagement in learning and other issues related to early childhood development and starting school.


The project has been made possible with funding from the William Buckland Foundation and funding by the Victorian Government.
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