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FOR NDIS ENQUIRIES CALL (02) 9622 8500 [email protected]

We have a number of services please click on the service listed below, or scroll through this page to find out more.

Early Intervention and Disability Support

learning-support-programme-projectWhere to Contact: (02) 9622 8500
[email protected]

The Early Intervention and Disability Support Team is part of the Childrenfirst organisation and is an approved provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The organisation is also a member of the peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia, ECIA and has attained formal third party verification through Best Practice Certification Pty Ltd.


  • Are you wondering whether your child’s development is on track for their age?
  • Can you talk with your child and understand their reply?
  • Do they find some everyday tasks difficult?
  • Are mealtimes a struggle for them?
  • Can they manage family gatherings and other social occasions?

How the team can help you and your child

This team has the skills and experience to provide your child with much of the assistance they need, which includes:

  • Speech and Language pathologists, who help with developing your child’s communication skills
  • Occupational Therapists who develop the skills your child needs to do activities in every day life
  • Behavioural Specialists who observe, assess and support your child in managing behaviours that are of concern
  • Dietitian who can provide expert advice in your child’s nutritional needs.

All of these professional skill areas overlap and one or more of the team may be involved in working with you and your preschool, child care centre or school to assist in maximizing your child’s potential.

How to Contact Us

Parents are welcome to call about their concerns or ask relevant questions about the service.

Anyone (preschool, childcare, doctor etc.) can refer a child to the team.

Our only requirement is that the child’s parents are made aware of the issues and have agreed to the referral being made.

[email protected]
02 9622 8500


Operations Lead

Loren is the Operations Lead for the Children First Early Intervention and…

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Jasmin is the Administration Officer for Growing Early Minds, Early Intervention and…

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Dietitian/Nutritionist – BAppSc(Ex&SpSc), MNutDiet – APD

Delfa is the Paediatric Dietitian in the Children First EIDS team. She has…

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Speech & Language Pathologist - BSpPath CPSP, Hanen Certified

Sanjida is a Speech Pathologist in the Children First Early Intervention and…

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Speech & Language Pathologist – BspPath CPSP, Lidcombe Program Certified

Andrea is a speech language pathologist who works with children and their…

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Occupational Therapist – BAppSc(OT) CPOT – AHPRA

Sophia is the Practice Lead - Occupational Therapist for the Children First Early…

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Occupational Therapist – BAppSc(OT)(Hons) OT – AHPRA

Sarah is an Occupational Therapist in the Children First Early Intervention and…

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Behavioural Specialist/Provisional Psychologist - Bpsych (Specialist), ProvPsych – AHPRA

Peter is a Behavioural Specialist/Provisional Psychologist in the Children First Early Intervention…

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Behaviour Specialist – BA(Psych), MSpecEd

Kimberley is a Behaviour Specialist whose passion lies in supporting children with…

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Early Words

Childrenfirst has developed a superb resource called Early Words to help parents to develop literacy skills in young children.

Check out the Early Words website to look at these resources and for details of our latest work on the project.


0481 943 360
(02) 9625 0422
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The Playvan is a mobile playgroup that supports the inclusion of all children.

We provide activity ideas and advice to parents to help them help their children participate in playgroup. We allow everyone to join and are experienced at working with children who are at risk of developmental delay, have a disability or display challenging behaviour. We can help parents identify whether children are having difficulties in any area of their development and make suggestions of where to access further help.

playvan-project-02We bring a wide variety of play equipment to our Playgroups and it includes props to support children’s dramatic play, craft activities, toys that encourage children to use their hands, larger equipment for gross motor play and resources such as books and musical instruments.

Our major resource, of course, is the professional expertise of the Playvan staff and the support of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Nutritionist and Behaviour Therapists.

Family Links

Find out how familylinks can help you and your child.

(02) 9625 0422
0434 086 887
[email protected]

The familylinks team:

  • offers support, guidance, and training to parents
  • supports early development in children through play-based activities
  • assist parents to recognise developmental concerns in children and increase access to specialist advice, referral and treatment options.
  • develops the confidence of parents to gain new skills and seek out employment opportunities.

We provide supported playgroups, drop in sessions for parents, pre-employment workshops, information sessions, parenting programs and children’s activities.

Free Supported Playgroups in Mt Druitt

Families are invited to come along and join our fun, interactive, play-based playgroup for children from birth to 6 years. You and your children will have fun exploring, playing, singing, dancing, reading and much, much more.

Playgroup supports children by developing skills through play. We offer a play-based program using a variety of resources that encourage children to explore, investigate, problem-solve and develop a love of learning. We also create opportunities for children to move and use their large muscles leading to improved health & well-being, improved concentration, and more regulated behaviour.

Playgroup also provides support, advice, referral information and opportunities to socialise with other parents & carers in a friendly, relaxed environment.

We offer regular informal information sessions to parents to learn more about topics such as nutrition, speech and language development, behaviour and health-related issues.

Playgroups run most weeks during school terms and operate from the familylinks Community Hubs in the following schools in Mt Druitt.

View Term 4 2017 Calendar


Madang Ave Public School – Mimika Ave, Mt Druitt 9:15am – 10:15am

Whalan Public School – Karangi Rd, Whalan 9:00am – 11:00am

Hebersham Public School – Andover Cres, Hebersham 9:15am – 11:00am

Blackett Public School – Boldrewood Rd, Blackett 9:00am – 11:00am

Shalvey Public School – Laver St, Shalvey 9:00am – 11:00am

Administrative staff at the school will direct you to the playgroup.

Ngallu Wal

Ngallu Wal is an Integrated Child and Family Centre providing childcare services and support services to families.
We have a team of workers based in Doonside in Western Sydney and we deliver services to our communities from Riverstone through Doonside and out to Prospect and beyond. You’ll find details on this website about our playgroups, our childcare service, our family support services, and the Health workers that we work with to support our community.

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