Best Start is a Victorian government early years initiative.
It supports families, caregivers and communities to provide the best possible environment, experiences and care for young children in the important years from pregnancy to school.
Best Start aims to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of all Victorian children (0-8 years). It supports communities, parents and service providers to improve universal early years services so they are responsive to local needs.
It has a strong emphasis on prevention and early intervention.
These improvements are expected to result in: better access to child and family support, health services and early education improvements in parents’ capacity, confidence and enjoyment of family life and communities that are more child and family friendly.