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Working towards a brighter future

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Our objective is to empower children and families to learn through play and assist those who require additional assistance with their development in the Northern Suburbs.

We offer a range of services that may be immediately available to help, if we are not able to assist you due to not having the capacity to accommodate, we will refer you to the appropriate external service. 

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) gives families and carers of children 0-9 years access to timely and targeted individualise support to address developmental concerns, developmental delays, or a disability.



Developmental domains are specific areas of a child's developmental progress and growth. Each child develops at their own pace, and many factors, including age, genetics, and the environmental factors can affect how and when a child develops. 

Social Development

As humans, relationships are essential to our health and wellbeing. Therefore, through play, we support children to develop the skills necessary to be able to;

➤ Initiate, sustain and enter into play with peers

➤ Allow others into their play

➤ Learn how to negotiate during play

➤ Develop the capacity to problem-solve during social interactions

➤ Show an interest in other people and group experiences

➤ Feel a sense of belong to community

➤ Share in fun, joyous and exciting moments with others

        EARLY CHILDHOOD                    INTERVENTIONS

We deliver Early Childhood Intervention through a Transdisciplinary Key Worker approach.


Key Workers are those with qualifications in allied health or education, the key worker is also the main therapy provider who collaborates in a team, however, takes the lead role in providing interventions that support your child to achieve their goals.

They visit your home, educational settings, or community space, to work towards building your child's capacity and skills to thrive within their environment. 

Key Workers may also liaise and attend Paediatrician appointments with the families to advocate and provide a summary of the child's progression as well as supply reports to assist the Paediatrician with the evaluation of your child's development.  


The Key Worker support the family in working towards achieving the developmental goals that have been created by the parents and professionals.  

Key Workers may also facilitate capacity building sessions for the parents to gain the appropriate support and skills, by using positive strategies at home or in the external environment that may assist and target their child's development and self-confidence.

Key Workers require current training in emotional regulation, self-help skills, and communication our Key Workers can offer a holistic and therapeutic approach to Early intervention.

For further information about Transdisciplinary Key Worker please watch the link

3. Early Childhood Interventions
Here are some of the ways a Key Worker can help you and your family

 Support to identify and address your goals and priorities

➤ Coordinate and draw on knowledge from multiple specialists

➤ Deliver therapy where and when you need it

➤ Embed therapy techniques into your everyday routine

➤ Connect with many different services on your behalf

➤ Talk to your child’s support network to ensure everyone is coordinated

➤ Care Team Meetings with all professionals that are working in collaboration for the child/families

➤ Develop tailored, personalised strategies

➤ Monitor progress towards your goals


Private clients, NDIS self-managed and plan-managed families.
60-minute in clinic or 90-minute session at the family's home or in the community at the parent's request. 
Able to offer assessments or reports across all areas, play skills, speech and language, behavioural and occupational therapy assessments, learning and development.

Early interventions are critical to supporting children with Additional needs or Developmental areas that require attention.


Open Arms Childhood Development would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land, waterways, and sky's where we work, rest, and play. We pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded; it always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

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