Information for Service Providers

About PlayAbility

PlayAbility seeks to provide a professional, friendly and inclusive early childhood environment in which all children, families and staff can flourish and thrive.

 

As well as Early Intervention, PlayAbility provides Supported Playgroups, a Mobile Toy and Parenting Resource Service and Indigenous Family Support. Please browse this website to find out more information about our services or ask us for a brochure.

What is Early Intervention?

Early Childhood Intervention is a term used to describe a range of services designed to assist parents of young children with developmental concerns or delays, or diagnosed disabilities.

At PlayAbility, Early Intervention for children and their families aims to support the development of skills including social, communication, fine and gross motor and self care.

Our Early Intervention team includes specialist teachers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and a psychologist With children younger than 7 years Early Intervention is presented in the Key Workers trans-disciplinary model.

As an NDIS provider PlayAbility is registered to provide Early Childhood Early Intervention (0-6 years), Therapeautic Supports (7+ years), Behaviour Support and Plan Management. 

 

Most programs are presented in one-hour weekly visits to one of our two centres, home, day care centre or pre-school. Some programs are presented in small groups. Overall we aim to be flexible to the needs and goals of each family. 

PlayAbility is an NDIS provider in the Bega Valley.

What we provide for families

  • Each client of PlayAbility will receive a service in an environment free from discrimination, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

  • Support and information to empower parents/caregivers to be the child’s best advocate.

  • The development of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for each family and within that an Individual Education Program (IEP) for each child.

  • Participation in Early Learning Groups, and/or Individual Home Based or Centre Based Sessions, whichever bests suits the child and family.

  • Referral to other services if we agree it’s appropriate.

  • Support and information for the transition of children to settings such as preschool and school and consultation with those providers to implement our programs as necessary

Eligibility for PlayAbility

  • The child has a funded NDIS plan.

How to refer a child

The service provider or parent can contact PlayAbility. You can download the referral form from, download here, and email or post it to our address below.   Please telephone or email us if you would like to discuss a particular child in the first instance.

PlayAbility is happy to talk with service providers or families if they have any concerns about their child's development or delays.

We welcome all enquiries about accessing supports under the NDIS and maintain strong links to schools and other agencies in our region.

How to Contact Us

 

Our main centre is located in Eden. All communication should go via the Eden Centre.

 

Eden Centre

Crown Lane (Off Stanley Street – turn at Bungo St)

Eden, NSW 2551

 

Phone:         02 6496 1918

 

Email:          admin@playability.com.au

 

Fax:             02 6496 3291

 

Website:      www. playability.com.au

 

 

Bega Centre

31-33 Church Street, Bega (opposite Centrelink)

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, past, present and future and we pledge in our endeavours to prioritise and embrace cultural diversity.