Municipal Early Years Plan

A Municipal Early Years Plan (MEYP) is a local area strategic plan for development and coordination of early education, care and health services, activities and other local developments for young children.

Every municipality in Victoria is required to develop a Municipal Early Years Plan. The plan enables a council to:

  • make more informed decisions;
  • develop and better evaluate early years services, activities and facilities delivered by different council departments; and 
  • maximise resources and undertake long-term planning for children aged 0-8 years.

Through this plan, councils work closely in partnership with the community to improve outcomes for young children:

  • increasing support for young children and their families;
  • focusing attention on vulnerable families;
  • promoting ease of access to services; and
  • increasing responsiveness of services and efficient use of other resources through service integration and collaboration.

The Plans are also proving a strong basis for cooperation between levels of government. Learn more about Municipal Early Years planning from the Municipal Association of Victoria Website.

Best Start Early Years Plan 2015-2019

The strategic directions of the Municipal Early Years Plan, along with that of Best Start have been merged into one combined plan - the Greater Shepparton Best Start Early Years Plan (BSEYP) 2015-2019.

The four key areas of the plan are:

  1. Every child enjoys a healthy start in life.
  2. Every child is supported to become a confident learner.
  3. Greater Shepparton - a child and family friendly community.
  4. Collaboration to achieve collective impact.