Include Me.

Every child has the right to early education

What is Include Me.?

Include Me delivers programs to families and educators to ensure children are given the best possible start to life.

Working in partnership with local community organisations we deliver supported playgroups, parenting workshops, transition to school support and capacity building support.

Contact Include Me.
Phone 02 4283 9900 | 276 Keira St, Wollongong, NSW, 2500

We enrich the lives and minds of our children and families in their communities.

Inclusion Development Fund (IDF)

The IDF provides funding to assist eligible services to address a barrier to inclusion that cannot be addressed by the support of an IA.

There are four streams of IDF funding – subsidy for an Additional Educator, Immediate/Time Limited Support, Family Day Care Top Up and Innovative Solutions. Each stream has different eligibility criteria, application processes and approved funding purposes.

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The Inclusion Development Fund Manager (IDFM)

KU Children’s Services in partnership with Include Me is the IDFM and is contracted to provide a nationally consistent and equitable management of the IDF.

For more information please visit the IDFM website at

Inclusion Agency

Include Me. in partnership with KU Children’s Services and Gowrie NSW is the provider of the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency.

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Children and Parenting Support (CAPS)

Children and Parenting Support is an Australian Government initiative, designed to support families with young children aged 0-12 years, living in the Wollongong region. A range of support programs and activities are available for families, including parenting workshops, playgroups, school holiday activities and joint programs with other support services.

For more information on the Children and Parenting Support Program, contact:
Email: [email protected]

Transition to School

That’s the thing about kids; they keep growing (bless their cotton socks) When it is time for the transition to big school, Big Fat Smile can point you in the right direction for practical support, community events, information and current research.

Check out the Illawarra Transition to School Project’s website

Supported Playgroups

Supported playgroups operate to assist children and families with identified needs in their development and readiness for school. Include Me works in partnership with other agencies to provide supported playgroups in the Illawarra.

For more information on the supported playgroups contact:
Jane Warren
Phone: 0407 220 979

Our values

Our values guide our practices across all levels of our organisation, from Head Office, to Educators in services.