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School Readiness Programs

Support your child prior to commencing school or during school transitions to develop the skills they need to be confident and independent at school.

Support to help your child participate and succeed in school.

It is common to worry about whether your child is ready for school. You may be concerned that your child is unable to recognise letters or numbers or hold a pencil well. However, there are other skills considered important for school readiness that are not necessarily related to academic performance.

School readiness is a measure of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable children to participate and succeed in school. It looks at the development of the child as a whole – their social and emotional skills, physical skills, communication skills and cognitive skills.

For a child to be ready to learn, they need to be emotionally regulated where they are calm and relaxed. We consider skills such as the child being able to go to the toilet by themselves, opening and closing their lunchbox lids, asking for help, waiting, taking turns, sitting on a mat, playing and interacting with others.

Having these skills is really a great basis upon which a child can thrive in their new environment.

How school readiness programs work

Our therapists can work with you to help your child develop the confidence and independence they may need prior to commencing school or during schooling transitions.

We will assess your child and create individual programs based on their specific needs that can focus on developing:

  • social interaction
  • language
  • play
  • emotional development
  • physical skills, gross and fine motor
  • routines

Upcoming school readiness programs

To learn more about school readiness or to book an appointment contact your nearest Early Start Australia clinic.

Find a clinic near you

We have clinics in every state and territory providing assessments, early childhood intervention therapies, and support to help you thrive.

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The Early Start Australia Difference 

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Our dedicated team of health professionals are ready to get started when you are.  

Australia-wide our promise is the same. We’ll listen and support you to reach your therapy goals, and we’ll have some fun along the way. We work with people of all ages and abilities to help them develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills. Building capabilities and life skills to help them thrive.  

The Early Start Australia promise

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Multi-disciplinary team

Your support team is made up of more than just behaviour support practitioners. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach and provide holistic care alongside other therapy services.

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Centres across Australia

With clinics and capacity in every state and territory, you’re guaranteed to get the help you need, when and where you need it most. Can’t get to a clinic? We also offer telehealth services.

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Registered NDIS provider

We’re a registered NDIS behaviour support practitioner. Our services fall under your NDIS plan, and meet the safety and quality standards of the NDIS.

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Early intervention for all ages

Positive behaviour support strategies aren’t just for children. Our early intervention services cater to all ages, needs and abilities. The earlier you start your therapy journey, the better your outcomes.

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Let’s get started on your therapy journey. If you’d like to book an appointment or simply have a question complete the form below and we’ll get back to you soon.

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