Bridging ‘the gaps’ between home, preschool and school so that children with unique needs can have amazing futures.
For mums and dads of children with unique needs, the journey through preschool, school and life is full of big decisions and tiny moments that really matter.
Parents, carers and teachers work hard to give their special kids the best possible opportunities, but at times it is hard to know what to do next.
It’s at times like these that a Kids First Early Learning Support Specialist can help.
Kids First’s Early Learning Support Specialists are fully qualified special educators who are experts in children’s learning, behaviour and social development.
Led by Kirsty Gale, who has a Masters’ Degree in Special Education and more than 20 years’ professional experience, our Early Learning Support Specialists work closely with Kids First’s psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teachers to ‘bridge the gaps’ that sometimes form between home, preschool and school.
Our Early Learning Support Specialists’ mission is to support you and your child’s educators so that your son or daughter’s needs are met in the best way possible. We are here to listen, guide, support and inform you so that you can be the strong and effective advocate that your child needs and deserves.
Early Learning Support Services @ Kids First
Kids First’s Early Learning Support Specialists have extensive experience working with children with additional needs. If your child as a diagnosed disability, developmental delay or is currently receiving Early Intervention assistance, we can help you to navigate your child’s social and educational landscape in a positive and proactive way.
Personalised planning, guidance and advice for parents
Private, confidential, compassionate and judgement free…
Kids First’s Early Learning Support Specialists help families to manage challenging situations, consider all their options and make informed choices for their children. Contact us if you’re not sure what to do next for your son or daughter and would like to meet with a member of our expert team to discuss your family’s needs.
Professional observation visits to preschool and primary school classrooms
Impartial, unobtrusive, solution-focused and genuinely helpful…
Kids First’s experienced special educators collaborate with parents and teachers, sharing insights and providing strategies to support children’s learning, behaviour and well-being. Contact us if you are a parent or educator and need positive, practical ideas to support a child’s development, participation and social relationships at preschool or school.
Customised training for educators
Real-world, common sense strategies for classrooms and playgrounds …
We help preschools and schools to build strong, confident early education teams. Our engaging workshops for staff provide excellent resources for proactive educators who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for the children in their care. Contact us if you are an educational leader and want to provide your team with high quality professional development that is down to earth, practical and realistic for your setting.
Can my child’s NDIS funding be used to access this service?
The NDIS provides funding to improve the daily living of children with special needs and to build their capacity to participate successfully in our community. Children receive self or plan managed NDIS funding may be eligible for rebates for these services from the NDIA. Please consult your child’s NDIS plan to check if this service is in alignment with for your son or daughter’s NDIS goals. If you are not sure – call us Kids First on 9938 5419 – we are happy to help!