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In home care and ECEI

In home care and ECEI

If you have a child aged under seven years old, who has a developmental delay or disability, you might be able to access support from the ECEI (Early Childhood Early Intervention) scheme. This can be extremely important in assisting your child’s development and helping him or her to progress to a more independent life.

How the ECEI works

If there are concerns about your child’s development, the ECEI can help you to find an Early Childhood Partner in your area. Your Early Childhood Partner will be able to provide you with a wide range of information and support options, tailored to meet the individual needs of your child and the circumstances of your family.

Your Early Childhood Partner is likely to start by putting you in contact with healthcare professionals and educators, so a plan can be worked out which offers exactly the right support your child needs. You can also be connected with support services in your local community.

If necessary, the ECEI can also help you to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if your child is likely to need longer-term support.

Your Early Childhood Partner is there to support you every step of the way, by monitoring your child’s progress, helping them to achieve their goals and enabling them to enjoy a variety of activities.

ECEI and in home child care

The aim of the ECEI approach is to work closely with you, so you have a direct input when it comes to identifying the best support plan for your child. If you feel in home care is the best option for your child, you might be suitable for this while you are receiving ECEI support.

The in home Care Support Agency can provide you with more information and advice on this topic. Please contact us and we will be happy to help however we can.