A BICTON early childhood service offering kids a bridge between play-based learning and the structured primary school environment has found a home in the northern suburbs, with its Joondalup site opened in April.
Begin Bright offers a group-based school readiness program for children entering kindergarten or pre-primary.
It also offers one-on-one tutoring for kids in Years 1 to 6.
The program was established in New South Wales and arrived in Perth in late 2015.
Its Bicton service currently caters for 58 kids.
The Joondalup site, Begin Bright’s second in Perth, has been open for six months.
Begin Bright Bicton director Elizabeth Vos, a mother of four and a teacher with more than fifteen years experience, said the readiness program catered for an increasing demand for prior learning knowledge.
She said that was brought on by a school curriculums that has students learning things 12 months earlier than they used to and parents keen to ensure their children are not left behind.
She said feedback had been positive and was confident the Joondalup centre would continue to be successful.