All children can learn together

  • Since 2002 STaR has supported 326 children to be included in 25 childcare centres
  • STaR parents in 2016: 88% felt their child’s development is improving
  • Our Values – Social Justice | Collaboration | Learning
  • Access, Opportunity & Acceptance
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STaR is a registered charity. We provide a range of early intervention support services for young children with disabilities and/or special learning needs and for the people who support them.

When parents realise their child’s development is unusual they have concerns. What does it mean for my child right now? What will it mean in the future? It is STaR’s vision to ensure that families get what they want, which is:

  • access to high quality services for their children and to information and support for themselves
  • opportunities for their children to reach their potential
  • acceptance of difference and inclusion of their child

At the core of our work are three interwoven strands: child and family services (of course), professional learning in best practice for early childhood practitioners, and research into what works.

STaR and the NDIS?

We are in the process of applying for registration with the National Disability Insurance Agency as a provider of supports to young children with individual funding packages. Meanwhile, we assure STaR families of our support in their child’s childcare centre, regardless of what the NDIS may mean for their family.