What you need to know

Supporting children with additional needs

If your child has an additional need, disability, developmental delay, or challenging behaviour, support may be available.


The Preschool Field Officer Service is a State Government program that provides consultation, resources and advice to educators to develop inclusive four year old kindergarten programs for children with additional or complex needs. If you would like to know more about the Preschool Field Officer Service speak to your child’s kindergarten.

For a list of these see the Department of Education page.

Child care

Additional support is available through the Federal Government Inclusion Support Programme (ISP). The ISP is part of the Child Safety Net and aims to assist early childhood and child care services to include children with additional needs.

The program provides tailored inclusion advice and support from inclusion specialists and funding to address greater barriers challenging children’s inclusion. To access this service contact the child care centre directly.