Early Childhood Services – delivering the early childhood approach
Supporting children to reach their potential (0 – 9 years)
As a NDIS early childhood partner, Northcott works closely with families and carers of children aged 0-9 years to develop the skills children need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their lives.
The NDIS early childhood approach allows families and carers of children under nine who have a developmental concerns, developmental delay or disability to access timely, targeted and individualised early childhood support for their child. Northcott will be your first point of contact. We support families who wish to better understand their child’s support needs, identifying the most appropriate response to address those needs.
Early 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.
Support provided early will give your child the best chance of achieving their potential.
What can you expect from us?
- We will provide support specific to your child’s needs. We will assist you and your child to access community supports to help maintain the resilience and wellbeing of the whole family.
- We will work side by side and support you along the way, providing information and empowering you to make decisions. You are the expert and decision maker in your child’s life.
Experienced and professional team
- Our team members come from a wide range of professional backgrounds such as early childhood education, community engagement and family support work, and they also have local knowledge and can assist you to access other quality local supports.
Easy access to service
- As a NDIS early childhood partner, Northcott will be your main point of contact throughout this journey at the most suitable and comfortable location for you and your child.
- You will find a safe space to talk about your questions or concerns and feel heard. Then, we will facilitate and make connections with supports available in your community.
Where this service is available
Parramatta – 1 Fennell Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2750
Seven Hills – 13/197 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills, NSW, 2147
Northern Sydney – Suite 102, 13 Spring Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Newcastle (Mayfield) – 13 Valencia Street, Mayfield, 2304
Newcastle (Maitland) – 354 High Street, Maitland, 2320
Tamworth – 3/126 Marius Street, Tamworth NSW 2340
Moree Plains Shire – Suite 8, 147 Balo street, Moree NSW 2400
Taree – 3A 225-227 Victoria Street, Taree NSW 2430
Kempsey co-location with Pathfinders – Suite 201, 35 Belgrave St, Kempsey NSW 2440
Port Macquarie Hastings – 60 Home Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Coffs Harbour – Suite 1 169-171 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Grafton – 1/120 Fitzroy St, Grafton NSW 2460
Lismore – Suite 1, 36-38 Conway Street, Lismore NSW 2480
Tweed Shire – Suite 22, 75-77 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485
All offices are available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
NDIS early childhood FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can access NDIS early childhood?
NDIS early childhood supports children aged 0-9 years who have a developmental delay or disability, and their families/carers. Sometimes it can get difficult to find out where to start. As a NDIS early childhood partner, Northcott will be your main point of contact throughout this journey. Northcott can support you and your child to:
Connect with services such as playgroups or community health centres in your local area
Have access to some short-term early supports
Request NDIS funding if longer-term support is required. If your child is eligible, we will work with you to develop your NDIS plan
Can I use the service if my child hasn’t been diagnosed with a disability?
Sure, if you see your child is behaving in a way you or others find concerning, find it difficult to make friends or interact with others, or they are not growing out of certain behaviour, contact us and let’s have a conversation. It doesn’t matter whether you talked to your GP about it or have a certain diagnosis.
How do I know when is a good time to reach out?
It’s never too soon. Support provided early will give your child the best chance of achieving their potential. If you feel your child may need some support to reach their potential, let’s have a conversation.
Where can I access Northcott NDIS early childhood?
Northcott is a NDIS early childhood partner in Western Sydney, Hunter New England, Mid North Coast and Northern NSW. You can visit one of our offices in Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Lismore, Mayfield, Moree, Parramatta, Port Macquarie, Seven Hills, Tamworth, Taree and Tweed Heads, or you can call us on 1800 118 481 and we can organise a meeting near you.
What happens if I don’t live in any of those areas?
There will be another NDIS early childhood partner near you to support you. Check out this link to find the early childhood office closest to you.