Research shows that when children with disability are given the opportunity to participate in mainstream early childhood education, they will have better educational, social and developmental outcomes later in life. We believe that every child has the right to participate in mainstream early education, this includes childcare, early learning centres, outside school hours care, vacation care, kindergarten, family day care and in-home care. This is challenging for children requiring high intensity daily support but we are here to help. 

You can request NDIS funding to support your child to attend mainstream childcare. Or we can help you to request funding from the NDIA. We'll work with you to identify the daily support that your child needs and how this can be provided in a childcare setting and we can work with your chosen childcare provider.  

Meet Skye

In 2019, 4 year old Skye pioneered an inclusive early childhood education program developed by Xavier in partnership with Catholic Early EdCare. Skye has a rare genetic disorder and high support needs. Skye’s parents' wish for her was that she attended mainstream childcare alongside her peers. With one-on-one support from a Xavier Support Worker, this wish became a reality and Skye was able to participate in St. Cecelia’s kindergarten program.


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What are High Intensity Daily Supports?

Children who require support with the following may be regarded by the NDIS as requiring High Intensity Daily Supports:

- enteral nutrition, especially naso-gastric feeding 
- tracheostomy
- urinary catheter
- emergency post seizure medication
- mealtime management plans
- other specific health-related requirements

It can also include management for diabetes, epilepsy, pressure wound and stoma care where there are other related risk factors involved.


The following resources have been created to help families, Support Workers and childcare providers to understand how they can work together to make inclusive childcare possible for children with high support needs.

Your Funding Options

The NDIA may provide funding for your child to attend mainstream childcare.

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If you’d like further information about how we can support your child to participate in mainstream childcare, please provide your details below and we’ll be in touch.

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