School Readiness Funding & Packages

School Readiness Packages

Have you secured your School Readiness Funding? Fantastic! We offer a comprehensive suite of programs, materials, assistance, and professional development opportunities, all tailored to the priority areas highlighted below.


Through the exploration of the importance of our own needs and wellbeing, we can apply this knowledge to the children that we work with each day.  

Now is the time to deep dive into your understanding of wellbeing beyond colouring books and motivational quotes. 


Children’s ability to articulate their feelings and emotions is also fundamental when considering the holistic elements of ‘readiness’. In our coaching, we explore how educators best understand the ways in which children are using all tools at their disposal to communicate their wants and needs as well as feelings and emotions.

Access & Inclusion

Ensuring each child starts school with a positive foundation of skills and knowledge is of paramount importance.

Through the exploration of individual needs of the children in our care, we are best placed to understand how to design programs that ensure individual factors are consistently considered and planned for.

Programs Available

Many of our programs can be delivered online or in-service with one of our experienced facilitators.

​​​​Contact us for more about in-service options.

School Readiness Funding
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Coaching & Mentoring
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Fostering Wellbeing
Security, self-worth, autonomy, self-competence, and joy in early childhood.
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The BESST Program
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Coaching and Mentoring Packages

Our coaches are trained in solution focused, strength based coaching methods. We have a collective 147 years experience in the education and care sector.

Our packages are designed especially for educators within Victoria to foster outcomes necessary for school readiness in Kindergartens. You can choose from the overarching themes of wellbeing, communication, or access & inclusions. We'll shape a package to work towards outcomes that your service needs.

The best part? We come to you and walk alongside educators during your service operational hours.

The below prices are excluding GST and excluding travel.

Design Your Own Package

Pick and choose from the columns below - we'll customise a quote so you bundle and save

The below prices are excluding GST and excluding travel.

Coaching & Mentoring   (C&M)

A 3 hour visit during service operational hours

  • We come to you
  •  No need to work after hours 
  • Our facilitators walk alongside educators throughout the day
  •  Learning environment observations with in the moment 1:1 coaching & mentoring
  • Leadership coaching
  •  Staff meetings
  •  Quality Improvement recommendations
 Professional Conversation (PC)

A staff team meeting for up to 2.5 hours

  •  We come to you 
  • Delivered out of hours (evenings or weekend)
  •  We will facilitate a strength based, solution focussed meeting
  • Coaching & mentoring delivered in a group format
  •  Leadership coaching
  •  Learning environment observations
  •  Quality Improvement recommendations
C&M + PC

3 hours of coaching & mentoring followed by a team professional conversation

  • We come to you
  • A combination of during & after operational hours
  •  Our facilitators walk alongside educators throughout the day 
  •  Learning environment obs with 1:1 coaching & mentoring
  •  We will facilitate a strength based, solution focussed meeting
  •  Leadership coaching
  •  Quality Improvement recommendations
Intensive Day

5 hours of coaching & mentoring followed by a team meeting

  •  We come to you
  •  A combination of during & after operational hours 
  •  Our facilitators walk alongside educators throughout the day
  •  Learning environment obs with 1:1 coaching & mentoring
  •  We will facilitate a strength based, solution focussed meeting
  •  Leadership coaching
  •  Quality Improvement recommendations


Select a Ready Made Package

Choose one of the ready made packages below, and get in touch to get your quote.

The below prices are excluding GST and excluding travel.

Package 1
Coaching & Mentoring
Three visits

We will visit your service three times throughout the year during operational hours.

    •  3 hours of C&M per visit
  •  Phone and email support throughout the year

Package 2
C&M + PC
Three visits

We will visit your service three times throughout the year to deliver C&M then an evening staff meeting.

    •  3 hours of C&M per visit
    •  Facilitated evening staff meetings
  •  Phone and email support throughout the year
Package 3
Intensive Days
Five Visits

These frequent intensive days across five visits throughout the year is the ultimate wrap around support for your team

    •  5 hours of C&M per visit
    •  Facilitated evening staff meetings
  •  Phone and email support throughout the year

Additional Costs


A travel fee of $89.40 per hour will be charged from the nearest capital city CBD. We have local facilitators based in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. You can opt to choose an interstate facilitator, which may incur flight costs.


If you require a facilitator to stay over night, we love to support rural and regional communities. Our overnight fee is quoted upon request.

Upfront quote

For an all inclusive upfront quote, complete this form and we'll work out the best bundle for you, add a bundle discount, and calculate any potential travel fees or additional charges. All fees on this page are GST exclusive.

Need a hand picking out the package that will suit your team the best?

We offer FREE needs assessment meetings, with one of our amazing team.

Flexible Funding Options

If you are eligible for flexible funding, we have popped the courses below for your consideration.

Educator Toolkit
Educator Toolkit for Behaviour

This program can be delivered as an in-service workshop OR as an online self-paced program.

More about the online course.

Communicating for Connection
Communicating for Connection

In this program educators will be better equipped to nurture meaningful interactions.

​​More about the online course.
Numbers In Play
Numbers In Play

Discovering the cognitive processes pivotal to building foundations for mathematical understanding in the early years.

​​More about the online course.

Evidence Based

Our programs consider educators approaches to children’s behavioural and social learning via the lens of various paradigms of education. Our facilitators will draw on The Phoenix Cups framework and Behaviour Guidance approach that encourages educators to shift from a paradigm influenced by Behaviourism toward one of humanism building on the works of Rogers and Maslow, Choice theory, guidance practitioners, and positive psychology. 

Our principal facilitator is Sandi Phoenix B.Psych.Sc , and our psychologist in residence is Dr Louise Porter PhD, MA(Hons), MGiftedEd, DipEd, BA, BIntStuds, Child Psychologist. The primary research basis of the course is Louise’s doctoral studies (University of South Australia 2000). The research was a qualitative study of caregivers’ behaviour management practices with young children. More about Louise’s research can be found here. 

Coaching can be used to support educators to understand emotional maturity, anxious & fearful behaviour, hyperactive & inattentive behaviour, social competence, responsibility & respect, physical health & wellbeing, and physical independence. 



Our Programs consider the fact that every child takes a unique path toward achieving the five outcomes, and that children will require different levels of support. The packages support the implementation of quality play-based kindergartens.


Our facilitators draw upon the UN convention on the  rights of the child, and the rights of persons with a disability . They re cognise all children as rightsholders, capable of participating in their social worlds
through their relationship with others.


Participants engage in reflective practice throughout the program and are encouraged to collaborate with other professionals via discussion forums.


By developing respectful relationships and strong partnership with colleagues, family members and professionals will enable all parties to work towards a shared goal and vision to support child’s learning, development and positive outcomes towards transitions from home to the service and from the service to school.


Educators will be encouraged to reflect and evaluate current professional beliefs, values and practices and exploring the potential of having behaviour guidance principles which promote high
expectations for children (regardless of their personal judgement and opinion of the child and their family background). 


Educators will be encouraged to view responses to children’s behaviour as equitable versus equal. Fairness, equity, and inclusion themes are evident throughout our packages. This program considers the unique familial and community context of all children, as well as the individual capabilities and needs of children and families .


By building strong connection with children and their families, educators will be able to develop behavioural expectations that are fair and respectful to each child.


Assessment tools in the packages encourage educators to gather information about the child’s wellbeing, strengths and interests and relationships and also to capture and gather documentation around
a child’s behaviour, paying particular attention to any learning needs the student may have which is associated to an underlying and unmet need. 


The tools within this package will ensure that educators are integrating teaching and learning approaches to support the inclusion and access for children at their service.

What to expect during coaching & mentoring

During these visits, your facilitator will customise support according to needs of the service. They will: 

Spend time coaching & mentoring all educators;

Visit learning environments to observe environment, program, and curriculum decisions and discuss concerns with key staff in learning environment;

Tailor advice according to observations as well as questions from educators to increase the services capacity to support the school readiness of all children;

Educators have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss school readiness in a one on one coaching conversation with facilitator at any time during this day.

Intensive Day packages:

Spend time either providing verbal advice to leadership staff based on observations OR writing of coaching and mentoring notes to leave with leadership staff;

Provide written resources and information for services to discuss and utilise in their daily practice to support the sustainability of the advice provided and recommendations made. 

Optional: We recommend planning for an additional staff member to be available on the day to maximise the time that the facilitator is visiting the learning environments. This allows for the lead educator or other staff to have focused conversations with facilitator.

Design your package

Get A Quote Now

Get in touch on 1300 361 243 to discuss your service's needs. OR complete this form to receive a customised quote.