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Early Childhood

Supporting children to reach their potential

A family with toddlers enjoying a sunny day in the park

We welcome all families to create an inclusive environment for all

Northcott is an NDIS early childhood partner, we works closely with families and carers of children aged 0-9 years of age to develop the skills children need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their lives.

Harper has been with the NDIS for several years now. Over this time, she has improved in leaps and bounds

Georgia – Harper’s mother

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.

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We support you along the way

Do you feel your child may need support? Get in touch and we will organise a meeting to discuss your concerns. We will give you information to help understand and determine your child’s needs.

Together, we will work out what supports and services are available in your community.

We empower you to make decisions

We can provide short term early supports if your child needs them. If your child will be best supported with a NDIS plan, we will work with you to request NDIS access. In addition your child’s progress will be monitored against their goals.

Personalised service

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.

Frequently asked questions about Early Childhood Approach

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 help you apply for an 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.

Where are you located?
  • 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) – Unit 2 / 33-35 St Andrews Street, Maitland NSW 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

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?

Accessibility and Inclusivity

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If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.