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School Readiness

School Readiness Program

Get excited – it’s time for Kindergarten!

Starting school is a big step for little kids and can be stressful.

Our speech therapy and psychology team have developed a dynamic program to support your child to make an easy and successful transition into school.

Give your child the opportunity to develop skills and confidence in:

  •  Making friends, initiating conversation, turn taking and managing emotions
  • Following directions and answering all types of questions
  • Pre-numeracy and literacy skills such as rhyming, word/sound awareness and counting
  • Solving problems and developing independence
  • Fine motor skills such as pencil grip, drawing, writing and cutting.
  • Gross motor skills such as jumping, hopping and skipping

 FREE parent school readiness session – provides you with a range of strategies and tools to support your child’s successful transition to big school.


Duration:  45 min per week over 10 sessions


Peakhurst Centre –Mondays from 23rd July

Bella Vista Centre –Thursdays from 26th July

Time: 10.00-10.45am

Cost: $30 per week ($300 total cost)

Size:6-8  children per group

School Readiness Assessments

Knowing whether your child is ready to go to school creates anxiety in families and many parents will ask the question

‘Is my child ready to start school?’

Not only must children be developmentally ready for the transition, they must also possess adequate social and emotional skills to support them to successfully develop friendships with their peers and be relaxed and ready to learn. Learning Links understands these challenges that parents commonly face and can help you make an informed decision for your child based on their individual needs through our School Readiness Assessment.

This Assessment is undertaken the year before the child is due to start school and is used to determine if a child is intellectually and emotionally ready for primary school.

School Readiness Assessment includes:

  • Review of your child’s cognitive, social, family and emotional history via a parent interview.
  • Review of prior reports including preschool portfolio.
  • Standardised cognitive (intelligence) test.
  • Behavioural observation during the assessment.
  • Detailed assessment report.
  • Recommendations for school and home.
  • Feedback to answer all your questions.


  • An assessment with the child and their parent(s)/carer(s).
  • Facilitated by a registered psychologist.