In NICU you think discharge is the end. But really, it’s just the beginning.
— Susan Mann (Eve & Matisse 26 weeks)

This is an amazing program. Register today - it’s absolutely life changing.
— Erin Hickey (Ryder pictured)
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Following NICU, prior to ReadyStepGrow I was shy, timid, anxious, and angry. I had lost myself. ReadyStepGrow brought me back to life. Week on week there is always a part of the session at ReadyStepGrow for the mothers and fathers (my husband still talks about his session at ReadyStepGrow and reads the session notes religiously). Soon, I started to notice how I was changing. Anger left first, then sadness followed, allowing myself to feel vulnerable in all it’s finest. ReadyStepGrow is a must for any premmie family... I will look back at this time when Jack starts school and I will know that our family has done everything it can to give him the very best start in life, but I also know that my husband will look back and thank ReadyStepGrow for giving him his wife back.
Not only has Jack had the very best start, as parents we also have.
— Laura Anderson (Jack 28 weeks)

ReadyStepGrow is the missing link I have been seeking for some time.
— Simone Mathieson-Dear (Kristian 28 weeks)

I couldn’t recommend ReadyStepGrow enough for prems and their families. Early childhood intervention services, maternal & child health nurses and even some Mothers’ groups don’t always “get” what having a prem means. As a parent, there’s so much confidence to be gained by tapping into the knowledge and experience of the team at ReadyStepGrow.
— Jacinta Leach (Will 25 weeks)

I was referred to ReadyStepGrow by our pediatrician. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for my Son Patrick who was born at 28weeks and for myself. I can not thank them enough.
— Natalie Mirabella (Patrick 28 weeks)

Wonderful place for premmie mum’s to connect and support each other whilst their children learn in a caring and gentle environment. Wish I’d found it sooner and been able to be a part of the family longer.
— Clare Gibson (Nate 28 weeks)

We went along to ReadyStepGrow sessions in 2015. Looking back now, I don’t think I realised how overwhelmed my little one was with the world around her. I think it took 2 terms for her to settle in and fully engage with the activities and I watched as slowly she blossomed from the shy kid who wouldn’t listen to the engaged confident kid I see today. Last week we started group music classes and I watched her stride in with such confidence and give every activity a red hot go with coordination and so much enthusiasm. Even the teacher mentioned that she couldn’t believe how fast she just settled. I really think I owe so much to Simone and ReadyStepGrow programs. I saw in music class today how everything we had been working on last year came together for her. I couldn’t be prouder and more grateful to the ReadyStepGrow team.
— Katie Murray (Tilly 31 weeks)

The most amazing resources & support for the parents of prems, as well as the premmie bubs themselves. I can’t recommend it enough.
— Rebecca Bell (Monty 33 weeks)