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Kindy Kickstart

Preparing your child for a smooth and successful transition into the classroom.

Dates and Locations

Croudace Bay Stuart centre
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Time
Suitable For
30/09/2024 - 04/10/20249:00 am - 1:00 pm4-6 years
Allambie Heights centre
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30/09/2024 - 11/10/20249:00 am - 12:00 pm4-6 years

The Kindy Kickstart program helps kids prepare for kindergarten so they are able to meet their learning goals and milestones at primary school.

The 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.

Our team of therapists will help prepare your child to learn essential skills and activities so they feel confident and ready to thrive in the classroom.

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

What does it 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.
What are the outcomes?
Who is the program for?
  • Children aged 4-6 years or starting school in the next 2 years
  • Children with fine motor, school-based or social goals
  • Able to follow simple 2-step instructions  and exercises (or with the support of a carer)

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

This service is available at

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights centre

Allambie Heights centre

187 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights NSW 2100
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au
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Cerebral Palsy Alliance Croudace Bay Stuart centre

Croudace Bay Stuart centre

61 Parklea Ave, Croudace Bay NSW 2280
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au
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Cerebral Palsy Alliance Marconi centre

Prairiewood Marconi centre

224-244 Restwell Rd, Prairiewood NSW 2176
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au
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Wollongong Centre

2/26 Ralph Black Dr, North Wollongong NSW 2500
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au
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This service can be funded by your NDIS package

  • Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living (Category 15)

Suitable age groups

Enquiry form

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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.

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.