Best Start

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What is Best Start?

Best Start is an early years place-based initiative funded by the Victorian State Government's Department of Education and Training. The program supports families, caregivers and communities to support children 0 - 8 years.

It focuses on prevention and early intervention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children experiencing vulnerability.


Program aims

  • Children engage and participate in early childhood education (eg. kindergarten and supported playgroups)
  • Children and families actively engage with Maternal and Child Health services


Key partnerships

  • Moorabool Shire Council (fund holder and lead agency)
  • Centacare
  • Child and Family Services (CAFS)
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS)
  • Eureka Community Kindergarten Association Inc (ECKA)


Need to get in touch?

To learn more or get involved with a working or partnership groups, call Best Start on 5366 7100

Or get in touch with us 

For further information visit Department of Education and Training

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I find local services for my child?

    To find local child and family service providers take a look at the In the Land of Moorabool parent book (PDF, 8.6MB). Alternatively you can contact us and we can send you a hard copy.

Last Updated:

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016 - 14:38