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The early years are so important

The first five years of children’s lives are incredibly important. From the time they are born, their brains are undergoing huge changes that allow them to develop and learn at a rapid pace.

You are the most important person in your children’s lives. Your family, friends and the broader community also play key roles in shaping their development. So it is vital that these relationships are positive, and that your children’s everyday experiences are meaningful, as it is these things that help shape the people they will grow to become.

Daily opportunities to play, laugh and learn are vitally important – they allow your children to practise skills, communicate with others, take on challenges and solve problems in fun and enjoyable ways.

These, along with good health and nutrition, are extremely important in making sure your children get the best start in life.


Starting Kindergarten and Pre-primary

You can find out when your children can start Kindergarten and Pre-primary with our school age calculator.

School Age Calculator

Use our calculator below to determine when your child can start school.

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