Child Care for Kids with Special Needs

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  Published on Monday, 05 December 2016

Child Care for Kids with Special Needs

Library Home  >  Child Care Tool Kits
  Published on Monday, 05 December 2016
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All parents want to find high quality child care for their kids and this search is even more complicated for the parents of kids with special needs.

In Australia, children with additional needs have access to the full range of child care providers, however, children with additional needs require additional care and guaranteeing these requirements are met is an additional concern for parents.

This tool kit has been designed to make the process a little easier!

Choosing Child Care for Special Needs Kids

This overview on Choosing Child Care for Special Needs Kids provides some helpful information on how to go about finding care and what to look for in a service provider.

The article above also includes information on the Government's Inclusion Support Subsidy.

Benefits and Rebates

Read our article on The Single Child Care Subsidy which offers information you may find useful if you are new to the world of child care payments.

Some families of children with special needs may be eligible for In-Home Care a flexible form of care which takes place in your family home.

Children with severe allergies may require more specialised care and this article on Dealing with severe allergies (anaphylaxis) in child care offers some pointers you may find useful as you approach child care providers.

Resources

The Government is now funding an outside school hours care program for teenagers with disability. Click here to learn all about it.

This list provides links to a wide range of resources designed to assist the families of children with special needs and was put together by the Government.

The Tools

Choosing Child Care for Special Needs
The Single Child Care Subsidy
An Overview of In-Home Care
Dealing with Severe Allergies in Child Care

This child care article was last reviewed or updated on Thursday, 05 December 2019

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