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Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)

If you have concerns about your child’s development, then ECEI can help you to get information and access to supports. You and other caregivers will be provided with ideas on ways to help your child with their everyday living.

ECEI is just one of a number of services that can support you if you have concerns about your child’s development. Our specialist ECEI team will also let you know about other services in your community that may be able to support you.



Our ECEI services support children 0-6 years with a disability or developmental delay in the North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland, Western Melbourne, Brimbank Melton and Bayside Peninsula areas.

Our ECEI team will:

  • Complete a screening assessment and talk to you and others involved with your child to get a full picture of their strengths and challenges
  • Discuss the various specialist and mainstream supports that might help you and your child to develop skills and participate in their local community
  • Assist you to access the NDIS if you are eligible
  • The ECEI team can provide short term interventions to support your child and family to build on the skills you already have. The ECEI team will work with you to set some specific goals you want to work on and help you to achieve these within your everyday routines.

Develop your plan:

  • Help you to work out your goals and identify the supports you need to help reach those goals.

Get your plan going: 

  • Once your plan has been approved, the ECEI team will work with you to help you get your supports set up and working. They might help you to set up your MyGov and NDIA portal account and show you how to set up a service booking.

Keep in touch with you, if you need help with your plan:

  • ECEI will keep in touch with you and check in to see how things are going once your plan is implemented.

Learn more about how the NDIS can help your child:

Contact the ECEI team:

  • Phone: 1300 275 634
  • Office Locations:
    • 293 High Street, Preston
    • 1H Homemaker Centre, 1185 – 1197 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows
    • 38 Playne Street, Frankston
    • 19 Corporate Drive, Heatherton
    • 27-35 Byron Street, Footscray
    • 367 – 369 High St, Melton
    • Ground Floor, 326 Keilor Road, Niddrie
    • Level 1, 236 Hoppers Lane, Werribee