School Readiness Assessments

Knowing when to send your child to school is often a difficult decision and one that often requires additional professional input.

We are happy to assist and we have been assessing children for over 35 years. In the state of Victoria for children in their 4 year old Kindergarten program, parents can access free of charge some advice from the Preschool Field Officer through their Kindergarten teacher.

Here at Early Life Foundations consultants are available to conduct individual School Readiness Assessments for parents who may wish independent addtional information or are thinking about these issues prior to the 4 year old Kindergarten year. These assessments may assist parents and teachers in their decision making process as to whether a child could benefit from an additional year in preschool before commencing school. The School Readiness Assessment (SRA) is conducted through the following process:

  • Permission by parent and early childhood teacher to visit the program and observe the child
  • Permission to access early childhood teacher's developmental observation records of the child
  • A two-hour observation at early childhood centre
  • Discussions via phone or face to face with parents
  • Discussion with early childhood teacher
  • Final written report and recommendation provided

The cost for a School Readiness Assessment, including the written report, is $500, inclusive of GST. If you would like to organise a School Readiness Assessment, please contact the Early Life Foundations Centre on (03) 9551 1900 or via the "Contact Us" on this website. Once you have spoken with us regarding a paid consultation, please send cheque or EFT payment (details listed below) to secure your consultation and either post or email the parent consultation information form attached at bottom of this page.

Please note: Payment must be received by Early Life Foundations 3 days prior to the consultation.

EFT payment Westpac Bank

  • Account name: Kathy Walker
  • BSB: 033 055  Account: 320248
  • Or via Credit Card