Project overview

Council would like feedback on our community's satisfaction with and use of early years services in Hepburn Shire. The survey is a series of questions that is built to raise awareness, inform, correct misinformation, create a baseline of local context to be used to assist in future planning.

Best start, Best life - NEW Early Years reform

Minister for Early Childhood announced ‘Best Start, Best Life’ - a new initiative for Early Childhood providers which includes:

- Making kindergarten free for three- and four-year olds in participating services across the state

- Transitioning Four-Year-old Kindergarten to ‘Pre-Prep’, a universal, 30-hour a week program of play-based learning Hepburn is in the roll out for 2028 to increase 4 year old kinder to 30 hours a week.

- Establishing 50 government-owned and affordable childcare centres across Victoria.

For more info: The Best Start, Best Life reforms | Victorian Government

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Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Rachel Palmer
Phone 5348 2306
Email rpalmer@hepburn.vic.gov.au