The draft guidelines for the new Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) are now open for public comment.
The ISP is a key component of the Australian Government’s Jobs for Families Child Care Package and part of the $858 million Child Care Safety Net. The ISP will commence from July 2016.
The ISP will assist child care services to improve their ability to provide inclusive practices and address barriers to participation for children with additional needs, particularly children with disability.
The programme will provide practical advice and support for child care service providers, help services access specialist equipment, and provide funding for services to hire extra educators to support the inclusion of a child or children with ongoing high support needs, where required.
The draft guidelines contain information for early childhood and child care services about the programme’s objectives, types of support available under the ISP and how to access support.
The guidelines are available for comment until 5 pm, Thursday 17 December 2015.
Visit the ISP page for information on how to provide a comment.