School Readiness Funding menu

The School Readiness Funding Menu of Evidence-Informed Programs and Supports (the Menu) addresses the three priority areas for School Readiness Funding: 

  • communication (language development) 
  • wellbeing (social and emotional) 
  • access and inclusion.

Each Menu item contains a description, information about the cost, its application in a kindergarten setting and its alignment to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

Find out how to use this Menu and guidance for kindergarten services to spend School Readiness Funding.

Learning from Home

The temporary ’Learning from Home’ item has been reinstated on the School Readiness Funding (SRF) menu to enable services to access and employ a range of home learning supports, in the event that a child cannot attend on-site as a result of restricted access due to COVID-19.

The ‘Learning from Home’ menu item can provide a range of supports including:

  • guidance for families to continue their child’s learning from home
  • assisting families to set up and follow a daily routine
  • providing access to online learning supports
  • providing access to physical learning resources
  • supports designed for a group of children, a sub-group of children or an individual child and their family.

How to be included on the Menu

Applications for inclusion on the 2023 School Readiness Funding Menu of evidence-informed programs and supports are now open.

Applications are due by 5pm on 20 May 2022. Applicants must complete all fields in the application form (docx - 115.36kb) and submit it electronically (Microsoft word or adobe PDF files only) to

Prospective Menu provider briefing

All applicants must attend a one-hour Prospective Menu Provider video conference briefing on 26 April, 28 April, or 13 May 2022 in order to have their application considered. 

Please sign up via Eventbrite to attend the briefings. The briefings will be held on Webex video conference and meeting details will be emailed to you following registration.

During this briefing the SRF Unit will provide you with an overview of the intent and purpose of School Readiness Funding, role of Menu providers and the application process.

School Readiness Funding Menu - All Items

School Readiness Funding Menu - Filters

Use the buttons below to apply a filter to the Menu items. Note only one filter can be selected and applied at once.

Filter by Priority Area

Filter by Program/Support Audience


Filter by Delivery Type

Filter by Cost Range

Filter by Strength of Evidence