Whitehorse City Council

Children With Additional Needs

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) is a federal government program aimed at assisting eligible childcare services to include children with additional needs, including: 

  • Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds including refugee children and Australian South Sea Islander children
  • Children with ongoing high support needs including children with a disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Inclusion Support Agencies

Inclusion Support Agencies (ISA) employ and manage a network of specialist workers, known as Inclusion Support Facilitators, to work directly with eligible childcare services. These facilitators help childcare services to build their skills and capacity to include children with additional needs. Eligible childcare services are:

  • Australian Government Approved childcare services, including both private and community centre based Long Day Care
    Outside school hours care including vacation care
  • Family day care
  • Occasional care
  • In-home care