About Great Start

Great Start is here to help you set your child up for life.  

Did you know that 80% of your child’s brain development happens by the time they are three? 

All the playing and talking you do with them within their first eight years makes a real difference. 

Here at Great Start, you can find out what to expect at different ages. 

You can also get connected to help – if you need it. 

Explore our free activities and ideas for play, as well as find out about the amazing development happening in your child’s brain. 

Great Start is brought to you by the Tasmanian Government’s Department for Education, Children and Young People. It includes a collection of the Department’s services and resources, which support families and carers of children from birth to eight years.