Municipal early years plans

The Resource Guide to Municipal Early Years Planning has been reviewed as part of the priorities set out by the Compact Board for 2018/19. The Compact Board recognised that the MEYP Guide is an important tool for councils to undertake their planning for and with children and families in their municipalities.

The Compact: Supporting Children and Families in the Early Years – A Compact between DET, DHHS and local government (represented by MAV) 2017-2027 is a formalised partnership between the State and local government, who together provide collective stewardship of the early years’ system. The Compact Board sets the compact priorities on an annual basis.

The refreshed MEYP Guide has been significantly updated and is written to be accessible electronically as it includes many links to useful resources, literature and documents:

Municipal Early Years Plans (MEYPs) usually focus on early years 0 – 8 but can span from early years to young adulthood.

Although MEYPs are not statutorily required, they are important for the strategic alignment of effort across a council to achieve the health and wellbeing of children in a municipality, and to influence and improve their educational and developmental outcomes.

The importance of local government in leading local policies, developing and delivering programs and providing infrastructure that can influence the health, education and wellbeing of its younger population is well recognised and reflected in their MEYPs.

Visit each council website to view their MEYP.

Engage with us

For further information about the MAV Resource Guide to Municipal Early Years Planning contact:

Wendy Allan
Early Years Policy Adviser
(03) 9667 5527