The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has a national approach to early childhood early intervention (ECEI) that gives children aged 0-6 years quick access to support that’s tailored to their needs.

This support might be information, emotional support or referral to other services like community health services, playgroups or peer support groups. Your child might also get sessions with early childhood early intervention providers in the short term or medium term.

This level of intervention might be all your child needs to reach his developmental goals.

If your child has longer-term support needs, your child might get an individualised NDIS support plan. This helps your child get access to appropriate supports over the long term.

The NDIS also supports children aged seven years and over – the steps to support are different for children in this age group.