Our Story

We are proudly an Australian owned family run business with a passion for helping children to succeed through education & fun!

When you combine 20 years of engineering and design experience, 16 years of teaching experience and the lived experience and understanding of Autism we know firsthand what is takes to create products and spaces that are tailored to your needs.

We strive to ensure that children have the opportunity to feel valued and supported while being their authentic selves and given every chance to live happy, fun, inclusive and successful lives.

Our Why

It all started when Julia & Andy’s son William was diagnosed with ASD at 22 months back in 2015. It was at this point in time that we wanted to ensure that William had every opportunity to reach his greatest potential.

Over our journey we discovered a gap in the educational resources that William needed so we designed our own early learning products. After designing the prototypes, conducting thorough testing with schools, OT’s & parent groups, we are now leading the way in unique educational resources.

Our products are now helping children to succeed, with the majority of our products having been designed, developed, tested & manufactured by us here in Melbourne. This means we are able to meet your needs in a faster and more personal approach.

Our goal is to remind everyone that no matter how rocky the road, small steps can lead to great outcomes.

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I purchased two ultimate stencil sets for my tutoring clients & they are fabulous. My students love them & now look forward to writing words, when in the past writing was too hard. Thanks William Ready for your amazing products, great customer service & prompt delivery. I would totally recommend

Steph Rodgers.

“Every client of mine tries and ends up loving at least one of the intentionally created products by William Ready. Quality and value for money is so important to me and the families I work with. I’m 110% confident that anything I recommend from the amazing team here will be useful, fun, but serve a therapeutic purpose in developing a child’s independence.”

Tricia Mauger
Planted Parenting
Paediatric Occupational Therapist  

The children love the stencils, I have put some in individual pockets for some children to access their own name easily at any time for more practise before they go to school

Huntly Kindergarten

Meet our team

Andy

Andy

Director

As the Director of William Ready, l’m responsible for all day to day operations and management of the business. I am also Williams father! Having lived first hand with an Autistic son and a neurotypical son, l enjoy a good understanding of what life can throw at us. Using my Engineering skills, fine tuned in the Automotive & Industrial / Commercial sectors, l now focus my energy to ensuring that all children have the ability to succeed.

Julia

Julia

Co-founder

As the Director of William I co-founded William Ready with my husband and sister, bringing all that we love about my beautiful boys and family together. I provide a mum’s perspective, insight and understanding of what can be achieved when you set yourself on a path of learning, hope and growth. Having built William Ready from the ground up, l love to see children smile, shine and have fun! I am passionate about promoting kindness, inclusion and acceptance for all, and love talking to other parents and sharing how we can help each other.

Team member

Liz

Co-founder / Educator

Having been a primary school teacher for the past 15+ years, along with specialising in Autism the last 5 years, l bring a teachers perspective which helps shape learning experiences and requirements that aim to enhance strengths and develop challenges. I have a deep understanding of the diversity of children’s needs and behaviours and am passionate about inclusion. Helping students, teachers and therapists achieve their very best, by creating new and innovative ideas is what l love most!

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