Early Childhood Supports
Early childhood supports
It supports children 0-6 with disabilities and their families and carers. Each child is different, and the early childhood support allows families and carers of children under seven who have a developmental delay or disability to access timely, targeted and individualised early childhood intervention support for their child.
The families work with an Early Childhood Partner who identifies their individual needs and the support they need to live their best life and engage in everyday activities. Partners connect families to local services like playgroups, daycare centres and child health and development programs. Early Childhood Partners can help children and their families with long-term support apply for support via the NDIS.
We support families who wish to understand their child’s support needs better, identifying the most appropriate response to address those needs.
Initial Supports may include access to information, direct provision of early intervention strategies, family-based education and parenting support and linkages to community and mainstream services. If it is identified that a child would be better supported through an individual funded National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan, we can assist families through the access process.
- Supports can be offered in a range of everyday environments such as at home, childcare, playgroup, sporting and community activities
- Families and carers will also be supported to help their children develop and use new skills
- Every child and family will require different types of supports and services according to their needs
- Partners delivering ECEI will work with families to provide the right level of support based on the needs of each child and family.