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Early Childhood Intervention Sydney

Our Sydney key workers, therapists and practitioners work as a team to support children and families to make positive life changes.

How Early Childhood Supports Deliver More

When you work with Everyday Independence for early childhood intervention services, also known as early childhood supports, your child and family will be supported by a Sydney based key worker and team of therapists and practitioners. Your team may include speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behavior support practitioners, and habit coaches.

While each family’s team configuration depends on the child’s developmental needs and therapist availability, you can count on the support of a key worker, and at least one therapist for your early intervention services.

Positive Changes With Our Key Worker Model

We provide early childhood intervention services (also known as early childhood supports) to all children aged up to nine. We provide early childhood intervention services (also known as early childhood supports) to all children aged up to nine. We use the key worker approach, widely considered best practice in supporting a child’s developmental needs and leading to better long-term outcomes for the child and family.

We’ll match you with a Sydney based key worker, a degree-qualified teacher with a thorough understanding of childhood development. They’ll be your primary contact for your services with us. They’ll take the time to understand your family dynamics, what’s important to you all, and what you want to achieve.

Your key worker will be your family’s primary point of contact throughout your journey with us. They will coordinate the services provided by therapists and practitioners on your team, ensuring your child receives specialised consultations and targeted therapy as needed.

Tailored Support for Your Child and Family

Whether enhancing your child’s social skills, making new friends, increasing independence, or improving communication or mobility, our early childhood services help improve your child’s and family’s well-being. When you choose us for early childhood support, you can count on our child and family teams in Sydney to:

  • Look at your child’s needs across all areas, rather than focusing solely on specific aspects of your child’s development
  • Provide services and support in your home and local community
  • Suggest ideas and approaches that consider the unique needs of your family to help develop your child’s skills
  • Help you adapt everyday routines so your child maximises their opportunities to learn new skills

We’re Ready to Get you Started

Your first step to getting started with early childhood supports is to meet with a key worker, in your home. They get to know you, your family and child and other members of your support team to understand the outcomes you all want.

Is your child not yet a NDIS participant? Visit our NDIS page for information on getting your plan funded.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is early childhood intervention?

Early childhood intervention (or early childhood services) aims to help children with developmental delay and/or disabilities and their families access support to promote their child’s wellbeing, community participation and development.

As children’s brains grow most during their early years, the earlier they receive early intervention services, the better the outcome will likely be.

Early childhood intervention promotes:

  • optimal chances of physical development
  • improved social and emotional outcomes
  • ability to participate in everyday activities
  • positive behaviours and ability to engage in learning
  • confidence, resilience and independence
Who do you provide early childhood supports to?

We provide early childhood supports to all children with a NDIS plan, aged up to eight years.  with developmental delay or disabilities and their families.

We use the key worker approach because it is the recommended best practice approach for children with developmental delays and disabilities.

How will the key worker model benefit my child and family?

There are many benefits of the key worker model, including:

  • families have access to a team of practitioners with different skills and knowledge through one practitioner
  • reduces the number of practitioners that a child and family need to get to know, making it easier to build a trusting relationship
  • working with one practitioner who understands the family’s needs and goals enables consistent delivery of services to meet the child’s developmental needs
  • reduces the stress of juggling appointments and services from multiple practitioners
  • the needs of the whole family are considered, which better equips them to build on their strengths and make the positive changes needed to support the child’s development needs

This model is widely considered best practice in supporting a child’s developmental needs because it leads to better long-term outcomes for the child and family.

I only need occupational therapy or speech therapy for my child, can a key worker help with this?

As degree-qualified teachers, our key workers use their specialised training in child development and learning to design and implement strategies to support your child’s development. This includes activities to improve their fine motor skills, language development or strategies to help with their sensory processing issues. These strategies can also be used by other members of your child’s team, such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Key workers can deliver more than an individual registered occupational therapist, speech pathologist or physiotherapist as they can implement their own strategies and activities as well as those designed by the team of therapists.

Are key workers qualified to deliver therapy if they aren’t an occupational therapist, speech pathologist or physiotherapist?

As degree-qualified teachers, our key workers use their specialised training in child development and learning to design and implement strategies across developmental areas which include social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language. They do this in a way that engages your family and other important people in your child’s life such as their teacher.  

There are some specialised areas that only a speech pathologist, physiotherapist or occupational therapist can assess and provide advice on. The key worker will link in these team members where this support is required. 

What is your key workers’ experience in supporting autistic children and children with global developmental delay?

Our key workers are experienced in supporting children with disabilities, global developmental delay, and children on the autism spectrum.

They’ll use their skills and knowledge to engage with your child’s interests and use these as a basis for therapy and development. Our key workers also take a tailored approach to meet each child’s unique needs and abilities, focusing on their strengths and interests to help them reach their full potential. They work closely with your family to understand your child’s needs and to create a supportive and consistent environment for your child.

Where will my child’s sessions be held?

Your child will have their therapy sessions delivered in the places where they spend their time, such as home, school, or community settings. This can help your child learn and practice skills in real-world environments and enables the key worker to identify barriers holding them back from being fully included. 

Why choose Everyday Independence early childhood intervention?

We have been supporting people with disabilities to live to their potential and enjoy and everyday life for more than 20 years and have been an accredited NDIS therapy provider since 2013. We are unique in our ability to support people at every life stage and during those important transition periods in a person’s life.

You can have peace of mind knowing that our occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and physiotherapists are registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. They are also registered to work with vulnerable people, hold a valid Working with Children Check for the state they work in, and a police check.

Our key workers are degree qualified teachers with a thorough understanding of early childhood development. All of our team members are registered to work with vulnerable people, hold a valid Working with Children Check for the state they work in, and a police check.

Our keyworkers and therapists also undertake regular training to ensure they are up to date with best practice, evidence-based therapies, and the NDIS.

Where are we located?

We have many therapy hubs located across metropolitan Sydney.  Our therapy teams at each hub provide a wide range of therapy services to NDIS participants across Greater Sydney.

Our services include occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy, positive behaviour supports, early childhood supports and habit coaching.

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