Do you have concerns about your child’s development with:

  • how they play,
  • how they socialise with other children, or
  • how they communicate their needs and wants?

If you have a child who is under the age of 7, and you are concerned for your child’s development, or you are concerned your child may have a disability, or if your child has a diagnosis of developmental delay or disability, you are eligible for support through our BCYF and NDIA partnership.

The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) program will help you understand your child’s needs, deliver direct support services to you and your child, and if appropriate, may broker access to ongoing NDIA supports.

The NDIA, who administers the NDIS, has worked with a range of leading Australian early childhood intervention practitioners and researchers to design the ECEI approach. It is a family-centred approach to support greater inclusion in mainstream settings and it’s designed to build the capacity of your child and family.

As a NDIA early childhood partner, our specialist staff are experienced in early childhood intervention and provide assistance, advice and access to early intervention and support for your child.

When you first meet us we will:

  • Work with you to understand your child’s needs
  • Look at other information and reports you might have
  • Offer some helpful information and make some recommendations
  • Discuss a variety of support options
  • Determine the next steps
  • Help you with plan implementation and assist you to engage appropriate NDIS providers

We want you to feel supported and informed throughout this journey for your child and your family.

For more information, please contact us by phone on 1300 012 293, by email on ecei@bcyf.org.au, or visit our office at 229 Ryrie Street, Geelong.

The ECEI approach, is an open referral pathway, which means referrals can come from a range of sources including parents, carers, health professionals and kindergartens.

To begin the process please complete our referral form.

Download referral form