For Families

All families have the right to access quality childcare for their children regardless of their needs or abilities.

For Families

Making positive choices about our children’s learning.

When children with additional needs are enrolled or intending to enrol at an early childhood and childcare (ECCC) service, the service may consider that additional support is required.

The Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) assists early childhood and child care (ECCC) services to address inclusion barriers so that children are able to participate with a sense of belonging.

Families are encourage to communicate with ECCC services about their child’s needs or concerns and work together with them in order to have positive choices made regarding access to quality child care.

To address these inclusion barriers, ECCC services will submit a Request for Support form to the WA Inclusion Agency (WAIA).

What Happens Next?

When the WAIA receives a request for support, an Inclusion Professional will visit the service to observe the environment and discuss the needs of the service with Educators. ECCC services are encouraged to keep families informed about the inclusion support that is being provided.

Families who wish to have more involvement or find out more about
the Inclusion Support Programme are encouraged to talk to their ECCC service directly, ask for a joint meeting with the Inclusion Professional at the childcare centre, or call the WAIA.

Families may be asked by the service to complete relevant parent permission form.

Making Contact

For more information on how we can assist you, please contact us on 1800 119 247 or to speak with one of our WAIA Administration Officers.

Alternatively you can complete our online enquiry form.

The Inclusion Support Programme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.