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Firstchance offers the following early childhood intervention services for children aged 0-8, and their families who live within the Newcastle, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie local government areas:

  • Community-based programs:
    • In your home
    • In your child’s early childhood centre or school
  • The Little Yarns Project – specialised support for children attending Awabakal and Muloobinba early childhood programs
  • Private Speech Pathology
  • Helping children with autism
  • BetterStart
  • Specialists:
    • Occupational therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Family Workers
    • Early Childhood Educators
  • Parent/carer groups that provide further information, skills and support for families within the programs.

Information for students – students undertaking training in a variety of disciplines may complete some of the practical requirements of their course in our Early Childhood Intervention programs. These include: Teaching, Speech pathology, Occupational therapy, Social work, Child care, Community welfare, School work experience students.