Early Childhood Early Intervention Services

The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach has been designed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in consultation with early childhood early intervention experts to help you identify the type and level of intervention support your child needs to achieve the best outcomes in their learning and development. ECEI is a family centred approach that supports greater inclusion and capacity building.

Children aged 0-6 years old who have a disability or a developmental concern, and who may be eligible to receive support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), will be linked to a transitional provider allocated by the NDIA based on regional areas. A full list of ECEI transitional providers can be found here.

What is RIDBC’s role?

RIDBC are transitional providers of ECEI services on behalf of NDIA, which means:

We will work with you to determine the best community-based and mainstream supports for your child and family.

We can also help you gain access to NDIS funding and providing expertise in early childhood intervention to commence the planning process.

How can I access ECEI?

If your child has already been granted access to NDIS, RIDBC will receive your child’s details from the NDIA and be in touch to begin early intervention planning. If your child has been allocated to another transition provider organisation to deliver ECEI, you may still be able to change your transitional provider to RIDBC in certain circumstances.

If your child has not yet been approved for access to the NDIS scheme, you can contact RIDBC on 1300 581 391 or email info@ridbc.org.au and we will begin the process for you. 

Have a question?

For further information about the ECEI approach and RIDBC’s role as transitional providers, please contact our internal NDIS team on 02 9872 0919 or email ecei@ridbc.org.au

More general information can be found on https://www.ndis.gov.au/ecei