Setup for Success Birth to Five Program

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Setup for Success is our free early years program promoting learning for life for both young children and their families.

This program is open to all families within the community who have a child aged between birth and five years. Setup for Success is currently running in 30 of our 38 Catholic schools statewide.

Our qualified Setup for Success coordinators develop tailored programs to meet the needs of children and families within their local community inspired by Christian values.

Parents attend Setup for Success alongside their children in a welcoming and inspiring environment designed to promote development across all learning areas.

Each week the Setup for Success program coordinators will work with families to:

  • support parental understanding of child development,
  • respond to learners’ interests, strengths and needs,
  • communicate the learning that is on offer, and why this learning is important to their child, and
  • provide resources to assist families to continue to support their children’s learning in their home settings.

Our caring and supportive environments promote optimal early childhood development that greatly increases children’s chances of a successful transition to school. This, in turn, promotes children’s chances of achieving better learning outcomes while at school, and better education, employment and health after they have finished school.

Unfortunately, the easing of restrictions allowing for primary school children to return to school on 25 May 2020 does not apply to the Setup for Success program as restrictions to the number of non-staff adults on school sites are still in place. We look forward to a time when we will be able to resume the Setup for Success program at our Catholic schools.

Many schools are currently supporting Setup for Success through their online communities and we encourage families to stay engaged through this forum. Please contact your local Catholic school for further information. You can also keep up-to-date with the program by signing up to receive our Setup for Success e-newsletter.