About Us

Children learn a lot in the early years of life and early learning programs give your child the very best start to life as they learn, grow and discover the world around them.

The Tasmanian Government provides a wide range of services for children in the early years – giving parents the chance to make the choice that is right for them and their family.

Great Start is an Early Years web portal that provides easy to access information about the early years programs offered through the Department of Education. It includes links to a range of video support resources to assist parents in supporting their child.

Supporting children and their families in the early years can set them on a path of wellbeing and success throughout their lives.