What is the Early Childhood Education & Care?

Spring Forward Family Centre has identified a disconnect between pediatric allied health services and Early Childhood Education and Care services hindering children’s development and access to early intervention supports.

The first five years of a child’s life is the most rapid period of development in their life time. For this reason the early childhood period holds the most crucial importance as well as the most significant opportunities to create a lasting positive impactt. Our learning and experiences within our first five years of life lay the foundations for the rest of our lives and it is our every endeavour to support as many children as possible secure strong foundations that aid their lifelong learning journey.

We build strategic alliances with Early Childhood Education and Care services, supporting all parties to thrive! Our collaborative partnerships impact our Early Childhood Education and Care partners, their enrolled children and families, and their greater community while sharing resources to improve the Spring Forward experience for our clients.

Our Early Childhood Education and Care department generates an integrated approach to developmental outcomes for the children in our community, allowing them to thrive by five! Looking to implement systemic change in both services to generate longevity of a child-centred holistic approach to early development. Our goal is to effectively bridge the gap between our sectors; sharing knowledge, expertise, and referrals for the benefit of the children in our communities.

How can we help?

Spring Forwards team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants & Early Childhood professionals offer high quality, evidence based, innovative, compassionate, and collaborative intervention. These offerings extend beyond our clinic and into the local Nepean community. We assess, generate individualised multi-disciplinary treatment plans and deliver intervention to our clients. We also offer groups and programs targeted for common skills our clients want to develop, such as social thinking skills, language skills, mindfulness, and handwriting.

What to expect

Each of our collaborative partners in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector have a unique context and our engagement with them reflects this by being personalised to their specific support preferences and requirements. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Developmental Screeners
  • Group based therapy programs
  • Group based early learning and development programs
  • Professional Development and Staff Training
  • Individual Therapy Assistant sessions
  • Inclusive Practices and Environments Consultations
  • Invitation to SFFC collaborative partner events
What is an Early Intervention Facilitator?

An early intervention facilitator at Spring Forward is a highly skilled and experienced individual. With qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care and a background within the Early Childhood Education and Care industry they draw upon this knowledge and expertise as well as their training in paediatric allied health to apply within Early Childhood Education and Care settings with our collaborative partners. By combining the expertise of pediatric allied

health professionals with early education professionals we are able to facilitate the provision of holistic early intervention to aid children in developing the strongest possible foundations for lifelong learning. Our Early Intervention Facilitators are responsible for the implementation of our group based therapy programs with early childhood settings.

Wanting to enrol or become a collaborative partner?

Become a Partner
My Centre is Running a Program: Enroll My Child

This enrolment form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The Provider can be contacted on:

Phone: 02 4722 0891

Email: theteam@springfwd.com.au

Address: 31 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

Photography and Media Release Consent:

By consenting below the parties permit photos and or videos to be taken of the participant whilst engaging with the Mindful Magic program at their chosen ECEC service. The parties acknowledge that these photos may be used on SFFC social media accounts, website and in marketing materials.

Additional Information:

Please provide us with any additional information about the participant that SFFC should be made aware of prior to the program implementation.

Feedback, complaints and disputes:

If the Participant wishes to give the Provider feedback, the Participant can contact the Preschool Liaison Officer on 02 4722 0891.

If the Participant is not happy with the provision of supports and wishes to make a complaint, the Participant can contact the Office Manager on 02 4722 0891.

If the Participant is not satisfied or does not want to talk to this person, the Participant can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency by calling 1800 800 110, visiting one of their offices in person, or visiting ndis.gov.au for further information.

What is the Early Childhood Education & Care?

Spring Forward Family Centre has identified a disconnect between pediatric allied health services and Early Childhood Education and Care services hindering children’s development and access to early intervention supports.

The first five years of a child’s life is the most rapid period of development in their life time. For this reason the early childhood period holds the most crucial importance as well as the most significant opportunities to create a lasting positive impactt. Our learning and experiences within our first five years of life lay the foundations for the rest of our lives and it is our every endeavour to support as many children as possible secure strong foundations that aid their lifelong learning journey.

We build strategic alliances with Early Childhood Education and Care services, supporting all parties to thrive! Our collaborative partnerships impact our Early Childhood Education and Care partners, their enrolled children and families, and their greater community while sharing resources to improve the Spring Forward experience for our clients.

Our Early Childhood Education and Care department generates an integrated approach to developmental outcomes for the children in our community, allowing them to thrive by five! Looking to implement systemic change in both services to generate longevity of a child-centred holistic approach to early development. Our goal is to effectively bridge the gap between our sectors; sharing knowledge, expertise, and referrals for the benefit of the children in our communities.

How can we help?

Spring Forwards team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants & Early Childhood professionals offer high quality, evidence based, innovative, compassionate, and collaborative intervention. These offerings extend beyond our clinic and into the local Nepean community. We assess, generate individualised multi-disciplinary treatment plans and deliver intervention to our clients. We also offer groups and programs targeted for common skills our clients want to develop, such as social thinking skills, language skills, mindfulness, and handwriting.

What to expect

Each of our collaborative partners in the ECEC sector have a unique context and our engagement with them reflects this by being personalised to their specific support preferences and requirements. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Developmental Screeners
  • Group based therapy programs
  • Group based early learning and development programs
  • Professional Development and Staff Training
  • Individual Therapy Assistant sessions
  • Inclusive Practices and Environments Consultations
  • Invitation to SFFC collaborative partner events
What is an Early Intervention Facilitator?

An early intervention facilitator at Spring Forward is a highly skilled and experienced individual. With qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care and a background within the Early Childhood Education and Care industry they draw upon this knowledge and expertise as well as their training in paediatric allied health to apply within Early Childhood Education and Care settings with our collaborative partners. By combining the expertise of pediatric allied

health professionals with early education professionals we are able to facilitate the provision of holistic early intervention to aid children in developing the strongest possible foundations for lifelong learning. Our Early Intervention Facilitators are responsible for the implementation of our group based therapy programs with early childhood settings.

Wanting to enrol or become a collaborative partner?

Become a Partner
My Centre is Running a Program: Enroll My Child

This enrolment form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The Provider can be contacted on:

Phone: 02 4722 0891

Email: theteam@springfwd.com.au

Address: 31 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750

Photography and Media Release Consent:

By consenting below the parties permit photos and or videos to be taken of the participant whilst engaging with the Mindful Magic program at their chosen ECEC service. The parties acknowledge that these photos may be used on SFFC social media accounts, website and in marketing materials.

Additional Information:

Please provide us with any additional information about the participant that SFFC should be made aware of prior to the program implementation.

Feedback, complaints and disputes:

If the Participant wishes to give the Provider feedback, the Participant can contact the Preschool Liaison Officer on 02 4722 0891.

If the Participant is not happy with the provision of supports and wishes to make a complaint, the Participant can contact the Office Manager on 02 4722 0891.

If the Participant is not satisfied or does not want to talk to this person, the Participant can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency by calling 1800 800 110, visiting one of their offices in person, or visiting ndis.gov.au for further information.

Meet Your Early Childhood Education and Care Team

Brittany Lynch

Therapy Assistant

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Isabella Smith

Preschools Liason Officer

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The rest of the team

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