Supporting your most important years

At Butter Fish Services®, we recognise that children and their families have specific and unique needs that call for an individualised family-centred approach.

We provide support to parents, families and carers who would like to discuss concerns about their child’s development and wish to better understand their child’s support needs.

What is Early Childhood Early Intervention?

An Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available to all children under seven — from birth until they start school — with a developmental delay or disability.

Our ECEI services supports children to reduce the impacts of any potential developmental challenge or disability. We aim to develop the skills needed to achieve the best possible outcomes now and throughout their life journey.

Fostering healthy relationships and supporting important milestones

We are committed to increasing your understanding of your child’s development and the activities and services available to support you, your child and your family. This includes:

  • Tailoring a plan that will support your child’s individual needs and circumstances.
  • Connecting you to community supports that can help you achieve your goals for your child.
  • Helping your child develop skills in play, communication, social relationships and functional behaviours.
  • Helping increase your child’s independence and ability to adapt to their environment.
  • Improving your child’s readiness to participate in childcare, kindergarten and school.
  • Establishing whether your child will be best supported by an NDIS plan and funding packing.
  • If this is the case, we’ll help you get started, then work with you to develop a plan, understand the types of services you can purchase with your child’s funding, find providers who meet your needs, and help you with service agreements.

Butter Fish Services® you and your child come first.

The Butter Fish Difference

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How can our ECEI Specialists help your child?

Butter Fish Services® is a registered NDIS provider of Early Childhood Intervention (ECEI) services. Our practitioners follow the evidence-based best practice ECEI approach designed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Our caring and qualified ECEI specialists spend time getting to know you and your child, listening to what is important to you, and assisting you to plan the next steps, now and into the future.

When should I reach out for Early Childhood Early Intervention?

Our accredited ECEI Therapists are available to support you with a range of childhood journeys, including:

  • Assisting with information, planning and goals.
  • Giving advice on your child’s developmental needs.
  • Administering multi-disciplinary therapy to support your child’s learning and development and help them reach developmental milestones.
  • Coordinating services for children with complex needs, including developmental delays and learning difficulties.
  • Providing support for your child’s transition to daycare, kindergarten and school.
  • Linking families to counselling, support groups and other families.
  • Providing referrals to mainstream services and other specialists.

What's involved in preparing for ECEI support?

Consultation

Our practitioners follow the evidence-based best practice ECEI approach that has been designed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). We will work closely with you and your child to identify and/or explore any developmental delays or disabilities. Every child is different, so here at Butter Fish Services®, we will tailor support to your child’s individual circumstances and needs.

Referrals

We will then provide information about the supports and services available in your local community to help your child achieve their goals. The type of support will depend on what is best for your child and your family. This might include playgroups, educational settings and health centres. Some short-term intervention may also be provided if it is identified as the most appropriate support.

If your child requires longer-term childhood intervention support, we can help you request access to the NDIS. We will then work with you to develop a plan that supports your goals and link with your chosen providers.

Monitoring

Our practitioners will monitor and review your child’s progress against the goals you have set and support your family to improve your child’s independence and participation in everyday activities.

Butter Fish Services® provides authentic support and real outcomes.

We undertake Early Childhood Early Intervention plans for children under seven years of age.

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