All Children, All Abilities, All Possibilities

Who is it for?

Preschool Intervention Support is for children between the ages of 3 and 6 who have a disability or developmental delay and whose families live or work in the Canterbury area.

What is a Key Worker?

A Key Worker is a professional with expertise in child development and experience in supporting families. Your Key Worker’s role is to learn all about your family and child’s life. With these understandings, your Key Worker, supported by the transdisciplinary team, will work in partnership with your family to help you to achieve your goals.

How does Preschool Intervention Support work?

The preschool program assists your child to develop skills that prepare them for school. Play-based learning builds their independence, confidence, concentration, communication skills, social skills and friendships.

Experienced early childhood educators, specialist teachers and therapists work closely with your family to develop individual and group programs suited your child’s interests, strengths, learning needs, and relationships.

Your child’s focus educator will talk to you regularly and ask lots of questions about your child’s interests to help them plan the learning program.

Our specialist staff talk to you regularly to ensure that your child’s needs are met.

Support staff work across the preschools to promote your child’s successful participation and they also work with other services supporting your child.

Where does it happen?

At Koorana preschools in Lakemba and Roselands.

How long does it go for?­

Preschool runs in school terms from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm. Your child would attend two days a week until they transition to school.

What if I do not speak English?

Your worker can arrange for an interpreter if you need.

What does it cost?

Daily preschool fees apply. The fees vary depending on the age of your child and whether your family holds a health care card. The cost of Intervention Support is directly covered by government funding.