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Early Childhood Intervention

Firstchance offers the following early childhood intervention services for children aged 0-9, and their families who live within the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens local government areas.

Early Childhood Intervention services are include the following:

  • NDIS – Early Childhood Early Intervention
  • NDIS Funded Transdisciplinary or  Therapeutic supports:
    • In your home
    • In your child’s early childhood education setting or school
    • In a community setting ie: swimming lessons, park etc.
  • Specialist Supports:
    • Occupational therapists
    • Speech Pathologists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Psychologists
    • Family Workers
    • Specialist Early Childhood Educators
  • Karuah Hub Project
  • Preschool Inclusion Program
  • Group programs
  • Little Ones Playgroup
  • School Holiday Group programs
  • Private Speech Pathology
  • SibsRule
  • 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.