EVERY CHILD HAS THE RIGHT TO EARLY EDUCATION
What is Include Me.?
We deliver 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 | 98 Railway Street, Corrimal NSW 2518
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.
For more information, visit idfm.org.au.
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 idfm.org.au.
Include Me. in partnership with KU Children’s Services and Gowrie NSW is the provider of the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency.
Visit inclusionagencynswact.org.au for more information.
Children and Parenting Support (CAPS)
Children and Parenting Support is an Australian Government initiative. It is designed to support families with young children aged 0-12 years, living in the 2518 and 2502 postcode areas. A range of support programs and activities are available for families, including parenting workshops, playgroups and joint programs with other support services.
Playgroups available during school terms include:
Monday: Primbee Park, 10am – 12pm
Tuesday: Corrimal East Public School, 9am – 11am
Wednesday: Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre, 9.45am – 11.45am & Warrawong Public School, 9.15am – 11.15am
Thursday: Happy Valley Reserve East Corrimal, 10am – 12pm
Friday: Bellambi Public School, 9am – 11am
For more information on the Children and Parenting Support Program, contact:
Phone: (02) 4283 9949 or 0458 205 002
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 transitiontoschool.com.au
Day Care Project
The Day Care Project facilitates access to early childhood services for children with a developmental delay and ongoing high support needs. Include Me works in partnership with early intervention provided and is funded by DOE to deliver this project.
For more information on the Day Care Project, contact:
Emma Montalti (Program Officer)
Phone: (02) 4283 9943
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:
Mobile: 0407 220 979