Get The Right NDIS Support, Care & Funding For Your Child!
If your child has special needs, you need more than just therapy… you need a special service that is committed to supporting your child and your family.
Welcome to Kids First Children’s Services … where a wide range of therapies for kids with disabilities and developmental delays is provided under one roof by experienced child psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, dietitians and teachers.
Kids First welcomes children who have self or plan managed NDIS funding and whether it’s through fun face to face or engaging Tele-Health therapies, we’re here to help.
What Makes Kids First Different?
Kids First has been proudly supporting children and families with unique needs since 2007. Our highly trained team of proactive disability therapists work together under one roof, meaning your child can be supported by a uniquely skilled:
- Speech Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Child Psychologists
- Paediatric Dietitians
- Special Educators
- Social Skills specialists
The Kids First team has served thousands of local children at our clinic in Sydney’s northern beaches and through the wonders of technology, we’ve also delivered online video Tele-Health therapy to kids and families who live in many other parts of Australia (and even other parts of the world!).
NDIS Funding and Support:
Your child’s NDIS funding is allocated according to their proven need, so how can you make sure that your child and family receives the best possible NDIS outcome?
At Kids First, we help take the confusion out of the NDIS application process by:
- Providing caring, light-hearted and evidence-based therapy that helps your child to achieve their goals while having fun at the same time
- Conducting professional assessments to identify your child’s clinical needs
- Compiling comprehensive documentation to support your child’s NDIS application and funding requests
With our help, Kids First’s clients have successfully applied for much needed NDIS funding with support budgets that have ranged from $5,000 per year to more than $65,000 per year.
We Have Supported Hundreds of Families Through Their Successful NDIS Applications & Reviews, Helping Their Children to Thrive!
Can we help you? Call us now!
NDIS funded therapies for children aged 0 - 6
Is your child aged under 7?
The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) program is a special NDIS funding program that is available to any young child who needs more help than their peers to meet their communication, motor coordination, learning, behavioural or self-care milestones.
Early Intervention has been proven to deliver fantastic outcomes when young children have access to it in the first 2000 days of their lives. The purpose of NDIS ECEI funding is to reduce the impact of your child’s challenges while they are young so that solid foundations for their learning, communication, coordination and social skills can be formed. NDIS ECEI funding is also designed to strengthen your capacity to become a champion for your child.
Here at Kids First, lots of families take advantage of ECEI funding to improve their child’s opportunities to participate confidently at home, preschool, school and their community. We typically partner with hundreds of parents, carers and preschool teachers every week as we all work together to support the children in our care.
Can we help you?
Call us now to get caring, professional Early Intervention support for your child
NDIS funded therapies for children aged 7+
Is your child already at school?
Kids First has been supporting children aged 7+ with self and plan managed NDIS funding since the introduction of the NDIS scheme in 2016.
- Our speech therapists improve children’s language, literacy and learning skills
- Our occupational therapists support kids’ sensory regulation, motor coordination and concentration capabilities
- Our special educators offer fabulous social skills programs and liaison services for preschools and schools
- Our paediatric dietitians support fussy eaters and children with special nutritional needs
- Our child psychologists offer gentle guidance, formal assessments and practical strategies so that kids and families can meet the demands of life in the classroom, playground and world beyond the school gate
Call us now to find out how the Kids First team can support your child
How Our L.E.A.R.N Process Helps:
Kids First’s experienced therapists and teachers understand the challenges that families with unique needs have because some of us have special kids of our own.
Our L.E.A.R.N. process ensures that we understand the goals that your family has for your child and ensures that everything we do is aligned with the outcomes that your child and family is aiming for.
You are the expert in your child’s needs. We listen carefully to you because your insights are vital and incredibly valuable. The goals you set for your child and family form the basis of everything we do at Kids First and we respect your perspective and needs.
Explore Every Option
Finding the best clinical options for your child & family is our priority. We will give you our best, most ethical advice so that you are equipped to make informed choices for your child.
We will devise a customised action plan for your child that is supported by clear goals, relevant resources and evidence-based strategies that can be easily implemented at home or in the classroom. We will provide your family with the guidance and documentation you need to make a comprehensive funding request application to the NDIS for your child, and every year, we will be there to help you with your child’s annual funding review. Our aim is to make it simple for you to support your child, and for you and your child to feel encouraged and successful.
Our ‘Monthly Milestones’ program regularly measures the progress your child is making. Every month, we will give you up-to-date information about your child’s developing skills. This ensures that we are always working collaboratively with you toward your child’s goals.
Navigate and Graduate
When your child achieves their goals we celebrate! We will support your family with professional advice as you navigate forward and as your child graduates feeling capable and confident.
Find out more about our Tele-Health therapy sessions
At Kids First, we were providing online video therapy (also known as Tele-Health) well before COVID 19 changed our world! In fact, for the past three years, Tele-Health has proven to be a fantastic option for families who:
- Need support from a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, but who live in an area where the broad range of services that Kids First offers is not available
- Live overseas or in remote areas of Australia where the regular therapy sessions their child needs are few and far between
- Live locally, but prefer Tele-Health because it is convenient and less time consuming than travelling to and from the therapy practice
Due to COVID-19, we are now extending this service to any family who would prefer access the support of Kids First’s experienced team from the safety and comfort of their home.