Early Childhood Intervention

KU provides a range of early childhood intervention services for children and families.

Group Programs

KU Starting Points Macarthur

KU Starting Points – Macarthur
14 Waterhouse Place, Airds 2560 (in the grounds of KU Briar Cottage Preschool)
Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Find out more about this program.

KU Starting Points – Macarthur St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall
330 Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty 2570
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:30pm
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KU Starting Points – Macarthur Stepping Stones Early Intervention Preschool Program
14 Waterhouse Place, Airds 2560 (in the grounds of KU Briar Cottage Preschool)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm

KU Starting Points –ESDM group
14 Waterhouse Place, Airds 2560 (in the grounds of KU Briar Cottage Preschool)
Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am

Contact: ku.startingpointsmacarthur@ku.com.au for more information.

KU Starting Points Penrith

Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Bringelly Rd, Kingswood.
Thursday 9:30am – 11:30am
Find out more about this program.

Contact: ku.startingpointspenrith@ku.com.au for more information.

Therapy and Key Worker Transdisciplinary Support

Therapy

KU provides a range of early childhood intervention support via our team of therapists, including assessments and ongoing support. The location of the therapists varies, so please contact ku.startingpoints@ku.com.au for more information.

  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Behaviour management
  • Child Psychologist

Key Worker Transdisciplinary support

What is Transdisciplinary early childhood intervention?

  • A team of professionals who work together, and share the responsibilities of evaluating, planning and implementing services for your child and your family.
  • Your family is a valued member of the team, and you and other important people in your child’s life are involved in all aspects of the agreed intervention. The KU team will work in partnership with your family to support the goals you have for your child and family.
  • One professional is chosen as the primary service provider or Key Worker for your family. The Key Worker will be the main person working with your family to extend your child’s skill development opportunities in everyday life.

Key workers

Your Key Worker will be an Early Childhood Intervention professional who may be an Early Childhood Teacher with experience or qualifications in early intervention/specialist education or a therapist such as a Speech Pathologist or an Occupational Therapist.

Your Key Worker is university trained, knowledgeable and experienced in Early Intervention and is supported by all the other professionals on their team.

The Key Worker is also able to make joint visits with another therapist if a specific therapy requirement needs to be met.

Support in Everyday Natural Settings

Your Key Worker can work with your family and child in any everyday setting that you have decided on, including home, school, the shops, the park, preschool, dance lesson, or perhaps attending a medical appointment with you. We can support your child’s school, early childhood centre and community settings to support their meaningful participation. We can provide support during transition times in your child and family’s life, such as into educational and community settings.

Key Workers are available in a number of different regions. For more information please contact us via email at ku.startingpoints@ku.com.au