About Best Start
Best Start is a Victorian Government initiative which aims to improve the health and development of children from 0-8 years. The program involves partnerships with local government and other key groups within the community.
Greater Shepparton City Council has been an active participant in the Best Start program since 2002, when it was first selected as a demonstrator for the pilot program. The success of that program has led to Council's continued involvement, sharing learnings with other new sites and building on what has been achieved to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of all children from before birth through to early school age.
The Childrens Services Policy and Procedures Manual is currently under review and will be available to download from this section of our website as soon as it is ready.