NDIS Registered for Early Childhood Support and Therapeutic Supports across Australia
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.
The Early Childhood Approach delivers support for kids up to 9 years old, but our services extend to children of all ages right through to the transition to adulthood.
Our team of Occupational Therapists and Early Childhood Practitioners work closely with children to provide early childhood intervention (ECI) to support children to develop their fine motor skills, sensory processing abilities, and self-regulation strategies. Through therapeutic interventions and assistive technologies, we empower children (0-18 years) to become more independent and confident in their abilities.
National 360 is a registered NDIS provider and has many years of experience in providing allied health services in the community. We believe providing therapy in the child’s natural environment is the best approach to assist children and their families in achieving their goals.
Supporting bright futures, your child’s success is our priority at 360 Kids.
Our Early Childhood Practitioners (ECPs) are the caring and knowledgeable first point of contact with 360 Kids. They initiate the assessment process, engaging closely with your child and family. ECPs discuss your child and family’s goals, conduct assessments, coordinate services, and may deliver therapy using a transdisciplinary approach. All of our ECPs hold a degree qualification in childhood education, allied health or a related discipline. You may also hear them referred to as Key Workers.
The Key Worker Approach is a benchmark model in delivering early childhood supports to children with disabilities or developmental delays. A key worker plays a crucial role in coordinating and delivering services, acting as a central point of contact for your child and family. They provide support, guidance, and coordination of services to meet your child’s individual needs. This model Is considered best practice In early childhood under NDIS.
Ready to Make a Referral?
If you already know which services you would like from National 360 you can send us a referral either online or by downloading our referral form.
If you would prefer, we can call you back when one of our team is available to talk to you about your requirements.
Whether you’re just getting started with a NDIS plan, evaluating therapy options, or would like to know more about how National 360 can support your specific needs, reach out to our friendly customer service team.
They will be happy to answer your questions and assist you through the next steps to implement your plan towards independence.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy is a health profession that supports individuals to perform meaningful occupations.
Occupation is a term that is used to describe roles that we need to do, want to do, or are expected to do.
So what’s a meaningful occupation for children…. PLAY!!!
OT’s will engage your child in play – not only is it lots of fun but that’s not the only reason!
Play is a way that children occupy their time, discover the world, and develop skills and ability.
Play helps children to develop:
There are different stages of play that you may see your child perform. These include:
As well as stages of play, there is also types of play that you may see your child engage in. These include:
Paediatric Occupational Therapy uses play to not just have a fun time! Play will show OT’s how your child thinks, acts, and responds to situations as well as demonstrate different skills they have such as using their hands to hold objects.
Paediatric OT’s will observe and engage your child in play to not only understand what they can do but to observe if there are any skills that may need to be supported with therapy.
OT’s will use play to support your child to develop skills that are important to achieve their goals. Play as a therapy tool allows the therapist to develop a relationship with your child and provide a motivating way to support new skill development.
Play is an important occupation for all children. OTs understand that play not only is important for a child’s development, but it is also a primary motivator for engaging children in activity.
Paediatric OT’s will use the occupation of play appropriate for your child skills and ability to support them to meet their overall goals. It might sometimes seem that the OT Is “just playing” but they will always be observing, challenging, modifying, and engaging for a variety of purposes to support your child’s development.
National 360 has a variety of OT’s that work in paediatrics that can support your child to meet their physical, emotional, and environmental goals. Our therapists are committed to supporting your child and family to maximise participation, inclusion, and independence through our therapy service. We work across a wide range of locations including your home, schools, day-care and other community settings.