about step to prep

We care about your

children's future. 


Gold Coast based boutique learning studio, Step To Prep is passionate about early education and is delivering a high-quality service to benefit the learning outcomes for early learners, as well as for those already immersed into the school environment. We believe that for children to thrive in a classroom environment, preparation is vital. Step to Prep offers boutique studio classes that explicitly model, teach and monitor specific formalised schooling skills in small class settings. It is never to late to #starttheprep at any age.


Our school readiness and reading courses have been carefully curated to ease a child into conventional schooling so that when the time comes, they feel confident and happy during this integral transition into school and life. In an intimate setting, Step to Prep covers a range of concepts and content to help aid in the child’s preparation for their near future.  Children will be exposed to several concepts before entering the school setting, with a strong focus on early Literacy and Numeracy skills. Children will become familiar with skills they will be required to use at school in a small group setting, all while participating in fun, interactive learning activities that will set them up for success. Our tuition lessons are of a similar approach - we teach explicit, streamlined lessons allowing the learner to grow, learn and extend upon every session in our studio space.


Educator and Founder of Step to Prep, Jo, understands that a tailored approach to teaching will be most beneficial. Because of this, Step To Prep is structured in such a way that classes consist of small numbers to ensure optimum attention and care for each individual child.


Our goal is simple - we aim to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience in each child to ensure they grow and develop to have a healthy, happy start at school. We hope each child discovers a love for learning and develops a positive desire to become life long learners.



our goal is simple

to build the self-esteem

to shape confident, resilient kids

to have a healthy, happy start to school

to encourage a love for learning

teacher and founder

  • Bachelor of Primary Teaching

  • Registered Teacher with Teacher’s College

Jo Jackson.

about the teacher

Experienced educator, teacher and mother of three wonderful boys, Jo Jackson is passionate about the developing minds of children and enhancing their learning capabilities through unique and innovative ways. Raising her three young children, Jo understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning. Using her background in conventional school teaching and raising her sons, Jo has carefully streamlined teaching concepts tailored to each individual child.


With a Bachelor of Education and a passion for early years education, Jo is a highly experienced educator and bases her teachings on the Foundation Level of the Australian Curriculum as well as the Early Years Framework.


As a parent, Jo understands that it can be difficult for a child to transition into formalised schooling. For most parents, choosing the right path to set their child up for success can be overwhelming. With Step To Prep, Jo is bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience and heart to create the perfect stepping stone for your child. Furthermore, her capabilities of raising the academic level of school aged children is that of a high standard. Her passion to help children grow and  achieve is easily noticed.

The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

dr. seuss

start the prep.

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Unit 5/21-23 Upton Street, Bundall  | hello@steptoprep.com.au