Through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health provides specialist early childhood intervention supports to children from birth to 7 years with a developmental delay or disability.

Your Key Worker will be supported by a transdisciplinary team of allied health and education professionals including:

  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Early Educators
  • Special Educators

The Key Worker works closely with you and your child in their everyday environments and routines, (e.g. home, school, kindergarten) to achieve the most effective outcomes.  This ensures children learn and practice every day, not just once a week at a clinic.

Working with your child’s strengths we develop a plan of goals and strategies that families can follow across the week enabling your child to learn new skills in areas such as:

  • Communication, behaviour and self-help skills e.g. eating, dressing, toilet training and sleeping.
  • Developing motor skills such as balance and coordination or smaller skills such as drawing, cutting, and doing zips and buttons.
  • Learning skills such as pre-reading and writing, problem solving and social and emotional issues such as positive behaviour, emotional self-regulation, persistence and waiting.

We also offer skill-based groups such as school readiness and social skills training.

Learn more

Macedon Ranges: Call 5421 1680 or email  To download a brochure on our early intervention services, click here.

Sunbury: See information below – waitlists are currently closed.

28 May 2021

The Child and Youth Allied Health team based at Sunbury (Hume) are experiencing a high demand for our NDIS child and youth services. This has resulted in lengthy wait times to access our services.

Currently there is a shortage of available allied health staff across the entire child and youth NDIS sector.  This is making the recruitment of allied health clinicians extremely challenging, including recruitment of speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Due to this we have made the difficult decision to currently close the child and youth NDIS waitlist and will not be accepting new referrals at this time.

Existing referrals and clients already on our waitlist will not be impacted.

We will continue our recruitment efforts and look forward to successfully recruiting new therapists to our team as soon as possible. We will reopen the waitlist for new referrals when we are once again able to offer a timely service to families.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.