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For Indigenous Families

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How we can help your family

Things that our PlayAbility staff can do for you include:

  • Pick you up to come to Playgroup

  • Connect you to services such as Doctors, Centrelink, Child Health Nurse, School, Preschool and Childcare

  • Have a yarn about your kids health, keeping kids safe, play, learning and getting ready for kindy

  • Find out information about other services or the NDIS for you.


For more information:

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PlayAbility has funding for two Indigenous Programs:

“Let me create my world”

A voluntary program to support families give children a good start in life by improving early childhood developmental, care and education outcomes. PlayAbility will support families to access supports that address any concerns about their child’s development or access to education.

Funded by the Federal Government National Indigenous Australians Agency: Children and Schooling program.

Aboriginal Family Worker

A voluntary program to build the capacity of families with young children.


PlayAbility will create a culturally safe environment where families can access a range of supports that reduce the risk factors that lead to vulnerability.

Funded by the NSW Government under the Targeted Earlier Intervention program.

Our role under these programs is to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians through listening, caring and collaborating on meaningful and achievable goals.

Indigenous families and the NDIS

The NSW Government has produced the following information sheets about the NDIS.
If you would like more information you can speak to any of our staff members in person at PlayAbility Centres in Bega and Eden, contact us online or call us on (02) 6496 1918 .

Fact sheets about NDIS

PlayAbility services for Indigenous families

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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.
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