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Early Connections

At Early Connections, we believe all children and families can learn, play and connect with the community. We offer life changing early childhood intervention through education, therapy and support.

Contact your local Early Connections team to see how we can help.

Family Friendly Workplace

Rewarding Careers

The Early Connections Alliance has ongoing opportunities to join our wonderful highly experienced team. If you’re looking for an exciting challenge, just starting your career or searching for a seachange share your expression of interest with us today.

Family-friendly workplace

All our locations offer an inclusive and family-friendly workplace for all stages of life in the context of family. We pride ourselves on supporting flexible work arrangements and a family friendly workplace culture.

How can we help

Early Connections offers developmental supports and services to families who have a child with a disability or additional needs.

Families can access our supports and services through an NDIS funding package. 

We create a team around your child based on Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Best Practice. Our team understands the vital role families play in children’s lives and partners with you to help your child learn, grow and thrive. If you are concerned about any part of your child’s development, at any age, it is important to get help early.

Contact your local Early connections site for more details. Waitlists may apply.

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I have a child aged 0 - 9

We will assign a Key Worker to your family, and they will be your primary point of contact. 

Key Workers work in partnership with each child and family to identify goals and support you in implementing strategies into your daily routines.  

Coffs Harbour currently supports ages 0-7 years only.

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I have a child aged 9 - 12

For children over 9 years, there are a variety of supports, services and therapies available, including Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy and Psychology.

Supports for this age group currently not available in Coffs Harbour. 

 

 

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Am I eligible for the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme gives families the flexibility to choose services based on a child’s individual needs, goals and aspirations.

Unsure if you are eligible? Read our NDIS Infopage or call your local Early Connections team.

Services and Supports

Early childhood intervention professionals work with children and families to provide support, education, coaching, assessment, advice and strategies to assist your child’s development and learning.

Key Worker

Key Workers work in partnership with each child and family. The Key Worker model supports the development of new skills for your child and coordinates supports within your everyday routines and activities.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists offer therapeutic intervention to promote the development of movement. Motor skills and early movement forms the building blocks for functional abilities. We can help you reach your child’s movement milestones.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children with gross and fine motor development and sensory integration and processing. Our therapists have extensive experience working with children with developmental delay and disabilities.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

Speech therapy supports children with communication skills, including speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. Speech pathologists support your child’s eating, drinking and swallowing.

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Psychology

Child and family psychologists provide assessment and treatment for children with developmental needs. When working with families, we draw on best practice and evidence-based approaches to establish clear intervention goals. 

Psychology at Manning and Great Lakes, Kempsey and Port Macquarie Hastings
Music-Therapy

Allied Health Assistants

The Allied Health Assistant (AHA) supports the Early Connections team to deliver allied health interventions, tools and resources to support children and families achieve a specific outcome or goal. AHA’s work under the supervision and direction of our allied health professionals.

Family Support

Family support focuses on providing individualised services to families through coaching and strengths based strategies that engage and sustain participation in the Program.

Family Support Available at Coffs Coast
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Early Childhood Intervention Teacher

Teachers work collaboratively with the team to build the skills and knowledge of families, parents, carers and other important adults in each child’s life. 

COFFS COAST

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13 Kane Crescent Coffs Harbour

Kempsey

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34 Belgrave Street Kempsey

PORT MACQUARIE- HASTINGS

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41 Munster Street Port Macquarie

Manning & Great Lakes

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33 Florence Street Taree

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, sea and waterways upon which we live and work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and recognise their strong and continuing connection to land, culture and spirit.