Kindy Kickstart

Dates and Locations

Allambie Heights centre
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03/10/2023 - 06/10/20239:00 am - 1:00 pm4-6 years
Wollongong Centre
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15/01/2024 - 19/01/20249:00 am - 12:00 pm5 years

The Kindy Kickstart program is designed to increase classroom participation across a range of areas including fine motor skills (early handwriting, cutting), social skills (sharing, taking turns, and waiting), attending skills (listening, following instructions and routine) and literacy skills.

This group would benefit kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten or children between the ages of 4-6 who require further development of the above skills to ensure that they are meeting their age expected milestones.

What does this program involve?
  • Language skills – listening, following directions, understanding early language concepts, answering questions and sharing information.
  • Social skills – taking turns and sharing with others.
  • Pre-literacy skills – recognising sounds, letters and words.
  • Fine motor – managing objects used at school e.g. pencils, lunch boxes, zippers.
  • Pencil skills – pre-writing, shapes, tracing, writing names.
  • Scissor skills – holding scissors, using scissors to snip and cut.
  • Activities of daily living relating to school life – working in a group, managing belongings, dressing skills, canteen orders, asking for help.
Who is the program for?
  • Children aged 4 – 6 years (pre-school aged children)
  • Children starting mainstream school in the next 2 years
  • Children with fine motor, school based, social goals
  • Able to follow simple 2-step instructions

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This service is available at

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights centre

Allambie Heights centre

187 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights NSW 2100
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Wollongong Centre

2/26 Ralph Black Dr, North Wollongong NSW 2500
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This service can be funded by your NDIS package

  • Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living (Category 15)

Frequently asked questions

Infants 12 months or younger are eligible if they have the following:

  • Clinical history indicating risk for cerebral palsy

Risk factors include (but not limited to) prematurity, birth defects, genetic conditions, intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischaemia, seizures, neonatal stroke, infection

  • Abnormal neuroimaging-MRI or Cranial Ultrasound (CUS) indicative of possible motor impairment
  • Motor dysfunction


This might include abnormal General Movements, very low scores on standardised assessment (e.g. below 10th percentile on AIMS), poor head control after 3 months, hand asymmetry after 4 months, not able to take weight through feet after 5 months, not sitting at 9 months.

Priority will be given to infants who have not previously seen a neurologist.

Suitable age groups