Supporting children with additional needs

If your child has an additional need, disability, developmental delay, or challenging behaviour, support may be available through the service provider.

Kindergarten

The Preschool Field Officer is a State Government program that provides consultation, resources and advice to educators to develop inclusive four year old kindergarten programs for children with additional or complex needs. Contact kindergartens for referral forms for the free Preschool Field Officer service. 

For a list of these see the Department of Education page

Child care

Additional support is available through the Federal Government Inclusion Support Programme (ISP). The ISP is part of the Child Safety Net and aims to assist early childhood and child care services to include children with additional needs.

The program provides tailored inclusion advice and support from inclusion specialists and funding to address greater barriers challenging children’s inclusion. To access this service contact the child care centre directly.

Last updated: Thursday, 19 October 2017, 11:03 PM