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About PlayAbility

PlayAbility is a community based not-for-profit organisation focused on early childhood development and the wellbeing of families.  We deliver individual and group programs.

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PlayAbility has been supporting children and their families in the Bega Valley for 35 years.  We work collaboratively with families and caregivers to achieve meaningful and lifelong change.

PlayAbility and the NDIS

As a registered provider of early childhood and therapy supports, the quality of our programs are in line with the NDIS practice standards.  

 

The team around the child approach means our specialists and allied health professionals will work collaboratively to meet your goals.

 

PlayAbility also offers a plan management to assist with the oversight and payment of services from your child’s NDIS plan. 

 

If your child does not have a NDIS plan, please have a look at our free family support services on the website such as playgroups, toy library and events.

PlayAbility and families

Our family support team offers free programs to families with young children to enjoy healthy connections to their identity, community and culture.

Playgroups, the Mobile Toy Library and parent/carer support programs are delivered weekly and are responsive changing community needs.

We recognise the many challenges of parenting and seek to build the capacity of all caregivers to provide the best environment and opportunities for children to thrive. Our team can also help parents with any concerns about their child’s development to navigate health and education services and access the NDIS.

Support services at Playability

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NDIS Play therapy

NDIS Play therapy

Play therapy is a child-centred practice to assist children with their emotional development. Children who present with behavioral challenges learn to make sense of their lived experience and trauma through humanistic play.
Individual family support

Individual Family Support

From a chat about your child, helping out with transport or working through complex paperwork, we support families to feel connected and included.
NDIS supports - kids 0 to 8 years

NDIS Supports (0-8)

Developmental specialists promote the development of social communication, cognitive, self care, and motor skills. By developing these skills through play each child can have an improved sense of belonging and participate more meaningfully in their local community.
NDIS Plan Management

NDIS Plan Management

Our Plan Management service can pay for services and provide financial oversight of your child’s NDIS funding. Your child’s plan will need to be funded for plan management to access this service.
NDIS group activities - kids 7 and up

NDIS Group Activities

We offer a range of programs in Eden and Bega for young children and teenagers. Group programs vary according to demand and special interests and can run through the school term or in the holidays.
Supported playgroups - kids 0 to 6 years

Supported Playgroups (0-6)

We hold free weekly supported playgroups in Eden, Bega and Cobargo. Families can enjoy a lightly structured playgroup lead by early childhood educators in a relaxed setting.
NDIS therapy supports (0 - young adult)

NDIS Therapy Supports

At present, PlayAbility can offer speech pathology services including assessments. Delivery can include individual, group, or through supervision of a keyworker or therapy assistant.
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond: 12 week program

Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

A free weekly program for women in the last trimester of their pregnancy through to baby turning 8 months old. Supporting healthy relationships and connections to community and culture.
Mobile Toy Library

Mobile Toy Library

Our mobile toy library is like a book library - but for toys and parenting resources. The toy truck travels to various locations across the Bega Valley each term, including our playgroups.
Indigenous family support

Indigenous Family Support

Free and voluntary services for First Nations parents and carers to maintain meaningful connections to their community and support the well-being and development of their children.

"We advocate and support all children, without discrimination, irrespective of a child's race, language, religion, ethnic origin, disability or other status."

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PlayAbility Vision

For all children, and their families, to have equal access to social and disability supports without discrimination, irrespective of race, language, religion, ethnic origin, ability or other status

PlayAbility Purpose

To support families to have the capacity to provide an environment for their child that:

  • promotes safety and wellbeing;

  • builds their confidence and skills;

  • and creates resilience through connections to community and culture.

 

PlayAbility Values
  • Respect

  • Integrity

  • Collaboration

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