Ready for School Readiness Funding?

Ready for School Readiness Funding?

Many early childhood education services with a funded kindergarten program are set to gain access to the School Readiness Funding in 2021! This means that now is the time to work on your plans and submit them ready for approval.

If you received your School Readiness Funding allocation in September of this year, it is essential that you submit your plans for your 2021 spending in November, 2020. The submission is to be made through the Kindergarten Information Management System (KIMS) for approval. (There’s still time to check if your local government area is receiving School Readiness Funding in 2021 — head here to stay on top of things.)

For the team here at Bonkers Beat, School Readiness Funding excites us for many reasons, one of them being that, like many of you, our Bonkers Beat Music Kinder in Aspendale, Victoria has been allocated funding for the very first time!

Another reason is that the renowned and much-loved Bonkers Beat program is available on the School Readiness Funding menu for your kindergarten service! We are in incredibly inspiring company on the menu, with a range of valuable and engaging learning opportunities available for kindergartens to choose from and give children the best chance for being ready for school.

The Bonkers Beat program supports your entire kindergarten community, from educators to children to families and the community more broadly. Our approach is proven to improve Quality Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 of the National Quality Standard, improve occupancy and keep everyone engaged and inspired. You can learn more about the Bonkers Beat Music and Wellbeing programs here. Our programs are also available in a range of formats for centres Australia-wide outside of the School Readiness Funding initiative.

For centres that are not located in Victoria, there are other funding opportunities available to support the provision of effective and high-quality early childhood education programs through Australia:


Support to give children the very best start in life is always worthwhile, which is why the School Readiness Funding and other funding options are so valuable. We are proud to be recognised as a program that enhances the kindergarten experience for children and prepares them for their formal years of schooling!

If you would like to learn more about the award-winning Bonkers Beat programs, please visit

Get ready to help children become school ready and ensure you submit your School Readiness Funding plans for 2021 next month!

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