360 Kids for Educators

360 Kids for Educators

Early Childhood Intervention for Children with Developmental Delay and Disability at Childcare, Kindergarten or in School settings.

 Do you have developmental concerns for a child within your care?

As a Childhood Educator, you are one of the best placed to understand what assistance a child in your care may need or identify areas of concern.

What is Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)?

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) refers to a range of support services and interventions provided to children with developmental delays (until the age of 6) or permanent disabilities (until the age of 9).

The goal of ECI is to promote the optimal development and well-being of these children and to provide them with the necessary skills and support to reach their potential.

How can 360 Kids help children and their families in your care?

As an Educator you may recognise that a child in your care may need additional help to achieve their physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and developmental milestones. This can be a delicate conversation to have with care-givers.

At 360 Kids we will help children and their families access the therapy and support they need to achieve meaningful goals.  Our 360 Kids therapists are able to support children with their therapy in their homes, community and educational settings; working alongside educators where required. 

360 Kids & Early Childhood Intervention

At 360 Kids, we understand the importance and positive impact of early intervention to support children with developmental delays and learning difficulties.  We are focused on supporting children on the journey to a bright future.

Our Early Childhood Approach is designed to provide specialised and individualised services including, assessments, reporting, therapy planning, equipment sourcing, and individual and group therapy options.  Our service focuses on building capacity in children and their families, plus therapy planning and delivery to children aged 0-9 years, their families and support networks.

360 Kids operates via transdisciplinary approach; we can offer allied health services from Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, and Behaviour Support Clinicians. We work as a team to ensure there is progress toward the goals identified by the family and established in the therapy plan.

What can you do as an Educator to assist a child in your care?

You can discuss pathways to access support with the child’s parents or caregivers.  You may offer information on the NDIS and the Early Intervention Approach.

Pathways to Access Early Intervention

Educators can initiate conversations with a child’s caregivers regarding developmental concerns. They can provide information and materials to assist caregivers in accessing Early Intervention Partners (EIP) or a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) who will support the Early Intervention Funding process.

Find more information here on our 360 Kids for parents & families page.

If you’d like more information please contact us at 360kids@national360.com.au.

What 360 Kids Can Deliver via a Transdisciplinary Approach

While the Early Childhood Approach delivers support for children up to 9 years old; our therapy services extend to children of all ages including adolescence and transition to adulthood.

At the commencement of our 360 Kids program, you will be connected with an Early Childhood Practitioner who will be your key worker and will plan, coordinate and deliver therapy services.  Our Early Childhood Practitioners will also help to coordinate assessments or intervention from a number of other allied health practitioners including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Behaviour Support. 360 Kids enables you to access support and therapy from some or all of the multidisciplianary team depending on your child’s needs, progress and goals. 

You will have access to assessment or bursts of intervention from our other allied health practitioners or can engage a provider of your choice.

National 360 is a registered NDIS provider.

Delivery of services

360 Kids can offer therapy services in various settings including childcare, kindergarten, home and school.  Sessions can also be clinic based if preferred. We can provide a key worker model and transdisciplinary approach to therapy via our Early Childhood Practitioners (ECP).

What is considered best practice in Early Childhood Intervention?

 The 8 key best practices in Early Childhood Intervention are:

  1. Family-Centred and Strengths-Based Practice
  2. Culturally Responsive Practice
  3. Inclusive and Participatory Practice
  4. Engaging the Child in Natural Environments
  5. Collaborative Teamwork Practice
  6. Capacity-Building Practice
  7. Evidence Base, Standards, Accountability and Practice
  8. Outcome Based Approach

Our 360 Kids program is structured to align with best practice in Early Childhood Intervention to ensure that the highest standard of therapy and support is delivered.

360 Kids can assist with the following developmental concerns

  • Gross Motor Skills: You might be concerned if a child in your care is not reaching age-appropriate milestones like rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and walking, or if they require mobility aids when other children their age do not.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Concerns may arise if a child in your care struggles with tasks involving hand and finger dexterity, such as grasping objects, using utensils, drawing, or writing.
  • Learning: You may worry if a child in your care appears to have difficulty acquiring new knowledge and skills, whether in school or during daily activities.
  • Memory: Concerns may arise if a child in your care has trouble remembering and recalling information or instructions, affecting their ability to perform tasks.
  • Problem-Solving: Worries may develop if a child in your care struggles with problem-solving, decision-making, or finding solutions to everyday challenges.
  • Play Skills: You might be concerned if a child in your care has difficulty engaging in pretend play, using toys appropriately, or participating in imaginative play.
  • Language Comprehension: You may have concerns if a child in your care has trouble understanding spoken language or following instructions that are appropriate for their age.
  • Expressive Language: Concerns may arise if a child in your care struggles to express their needs, thoughts, and feelings using words, gestures, or communication aids.
  • Social Communication: Worries may develop if a child in your care has difficulty with social interactions, including maintaining eye contact, taking turns in conversations, or engaging appropriately with others.
  • Social Skills: You might be concerned if a child in your care’s interactions with peers, family members, or others appear to be significantly different from what is expected for their age.
  • Emotional Regulation: Worries may arise if a child in your care has difficulty managing and expressing their emotions appropriately, which can impact their relationships and well-being.
  • Empathy: You may have concerns if a child in your care struggles to understand and respond to the feelings and needs of others, affecting their ability to connect with people.
  • Social Engagement: Concerns may develop if a child in your care seems disinterested in or has difficulty initiating social interactions with others.
  • Feeding: You might be concerned if a child in your care cannot feed themselves independently, including using utensils or drinking from a cup at an age-appropriate level.
  • Dressing: Worries may arise if a child in your care has difficulty dressing and undressing themselves, including putting on and fastening clothes and shoes.
  • Toileting: Concerns may develop if a child in your care cannot use the toilet independently, including recognising the need to go and managing personal hygiene.

Have Questions?

Contact us if you’d like to hear more about our 360 Kids services, we can visit or call your school and even send you some materials to share with parents and families about the 360 Kids Program for Educators.