For Children 

We want children to grow up safe and well. Our services are designed to support you, as parents, carers or guardians, to help your children be the best they can be.

Windermere is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We embrace a culture where children and young people are empowered to have a voice.

Services For Children

School Attendance Support Program (SASP)

School Attendance Support Program (SASP) aims to support children and their families to improve primary school attendance.

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Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker Services

Our specialist Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Key Worker team support young children, aged 0-7 years of age, who have a disability or developmental delay to reach their full potential. Utilising the Key Worker model, we provide a range of therapy and supports that will best assist your child’s well-being and development.

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Plan Management

Under NDIS Plan Management, your Plan Manager will help take the stress out of managing your finances and the day to day administration of your NDIS plan. Your NDIS Plan Manager provides you with support and security and is also known as a Financial Intermediary.

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Kids on Track

A schools program to help children understand anti-social behaviour and make better choices.

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Building Harmony

Bringing students of diverse faiths together to work on embracing cultural diversity.

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Family Services

Support for families facing issues that are affecting the growth and development of their children and family as a whole.

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Engaging Families

Helping families experiencing family violence plus substance abuse or mental health issues to re-establish themselves and function as a family unit again.

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Dry Nites Incontinence Program

Support for young children with developmental delays or disabilities.

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Psychology

Our psychologists provide a space for you to think about your child’s emotional and psychological needs. Standardised assessments provide support for you and your child to address the challenges you face.

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Speech Pathology

Our Speech Pathologist’s help to increase your child’s communication and active participation in social, school or childcare settings, working on their language and speech development and can assist with feedng or swallowing difficulties.

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Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with you, your child and your family to help your child with the skills they need to build independence in their day to day activities. We provide advice that meets your goals in a fun and practical way.

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Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists work with you, your child and your family to help them with their gross motor, physical or movement skills.

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Support Coordination

Helping people with disability, mental health issues, age or illness and injury to build resilience and independence.

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Counselling Services

Confidential support to help families and individuals manage trauma or difficulties that have arisen following sexual assault or family violence.

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Group Programs For Children

123 Magic Parenting and Emotion Coaching

What: A 3 week program to help parents and carers manage difficult behaviour in their kids

Who: Parents or carers with children 2-12yrs

Where: Taking expression of interest only

A 3 week program to assist parents to manage difficult behaviour in their children by incorporating the use of 1-2-3 Magic techniques. Increase your knowledge about what works in managing difficult behaviour and get better results with less effort and stress.

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Little Rays Supported Playgroup

What: A play based group for children 0-5 (and their siblings) while providing support and information to parents of children with additional needs

Who: Children aged 0-5 who have NDIS plans

Where: Warragul

We provide a developmentally enriched environment for children to play and learn. Activities are designed specifically to accommodate all abilities in a welcoming and supportive environment and Little Rays is a wonderful opportunity to have some play time with your child and chat with other parents.

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Mighty Munchers Berwick

What: A feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating

Who: Parents or carers with children 5-8yrs

Where: Windermere Berwick Office, 26 Parkhill Drive Berwick

An 8-week feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating in children aged 5-8 years.

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Ready Steady School

What: For ages 4-6, this group program supports children to build on their ability to follow routines, interact with others and gain increased independence in preparation for starting school next 1-2 years. Time is available for parents to discuss concerns/readiness for school or for those completing a second year of kinder with experienced early childhood therapists.

Who: Children aged between 4-6, who will be going to school or repeating kinder.

Where: Face to Face at Windermere Berwick Office

For ages 4-6, this group program supports children to build on their ability to follow routines, interact with others and gain increased independence in preparation for starting school next 1-2 years. Time is available for parents to discuss concerns/readiness for school or for those completing a second year of kinder with experienced early childhood therapists.

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Play and Connect

What: This group offers strategies to support parents/carers in play with their child. It incorporates activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, an opportunity for sensory play as well as a mat time with some singing/dancing. It provides opportunities for parent interactions with facilitators and other parents whilst engaging in early language skill development.

Who: Any child aged four and under

Where: Berwick

This group offers strategies to support parents/carers in play with their child. It incorporates activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, an opportunity for sensory play as well as a mat time with some singing/dancing. It provides opportunities for parent interactions with facilitators and other parents whilst engaging in early language skill development. The group is run by two experienced childhood professionals who will work with parents/carers to model and discuss the importance of these early play experiences. Time will be available following each session to discuss individual questions/concerns.

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Early Language Development Parent Program (online)

What: 3 online sessions for parents of children with language delays to learn strategies that they can use at home to support their child's language growth.

Who: Parents of children who have language delays awaiting a speech pathologist

Where: Seeking expressions of interest for Term 4

3 online sessions for parents of children with language delays to learn strategies that they can use at home to support their child's language growth.

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Compliments & Complaints

We like receiving feedback about our services because it helps us improve what we do.

Whether you would like to pay us a compliment or make a complaint we encourage you to tell us what's on your mind.

Need an interpreter?

If you require an interpreter, we can arrange for one to be provided.