• Our beliefs

    "Yarran is not just a business trying to make money from our children's needs, they are more like a family. Always there to help support and encourage families and their individual needs. All their staff are helpful, friendly, non-bias and create programs that are actually achievable. We are so happy to be a part of the program."

    Beliefs and Values

    • A child with a disability is a child, first and foremost.
    • Every child is rich in possibilities and potential.
    • Play and social learning are important ways in which children learn and interact with their world.
    • Each family is unique.
    • Family's need emotional, material and informational support.
    • Routine Based Intervention in your family's natural environment.
    • Yarran focuses on your child's engagement, independence and social participation.

     

     

    Early Childhood Intervention Services

    Early Childhood Intervention service activities include, but are not limited to:

    • Partnership with individuals and families/carers, coordinating the provision of services, which are flexible and reflect a family-centred approach, including the coordination with other specialist and mainstream services in the local area;
    • Participation with individuals, families/carers and other agencies, assessing children to determine their needs, including consideration of cultural diversity and geographical isolation;
    • Providing information and advice to families/carer to support their access to NDIS.
    • Providing therapy services and support to improve or maintain a child's functional capacities;
    • Providing early childhood special education for children to develop to their maximum potential;
    • Supporting families/carers to enable and empower them to manage their own lives and engage effectively with the service system;
    • Ensuring the early childhood intervention service has a positive impact on the quality of life of children with a disability and their family/carers;
    • Supporting and promoting acceptance of children in their transition to school and other services.
  • A child and their family's rights

    "Yarran is a safe and secure place where your child can learn to grow. To develop at a pace that is right for them and you."

    Your Family's Rights

     

    When involved with Yarran, each child & their family have the following rights to:

    • Respect and dignity
    • Exit from the service at any time and for any reason.
    • Access the records held in their child's file.
    • Participate in decisions which affect their lives.
    • Privacy, dignity and confidentiality in all aspects of their life is recognised and respected
    • Be supported and encouraged to participate and be involved in the life of their family & the family's community.
    • Live in and be part of the community.
    • To be able to engage, be independent and socially participate.
    • To develop positive relationships with staff that are based on mutual trust and open communication.
    • Pursue any grievance without fear of recrimination from service providers or discontinuation of services, (family) and;
    • Protection from neglect, abuse and exploitation.
    • Receive services in a manner which results in the least restriction of their rights and opportunities.
    • Have their behaviour viewed as a form of communication & sensory processing.
    • To access supports that enhance their child's strengths, competence and self-esteem.
    • To access supports based on the best theoretical and practical knowledge about early childhood as well as particular knowledge of each child's development.
    • To provide feedback to Yarran that aims to improve the quality of its services.
  • A family centred approach

    "Yarran is a diverse and amazing service that offers children with any diagnosis the chance to grow and develop skills that will support them in everyday life. Staff offer training and advice and support to parents."

     

    Yarran has adopted a family-centred approach, which recognises that a child with additional needs is part of a larger network of informal and formal support systems.

     

    Yarran recognises the importance of family control and choice in all aspect of their child's life - and this is reflected in all of the policies and procedures that have been developed by the service.

     

    Yarran supports the whole family. This includes parents, grandparents, siblings and whoever else the family wants to include.

     

    Intervention is respectful of family diversity and offers flexible services to reflect their diversity.

     

    In family centred intervention we help families in ways which:

     

    • Acknowledge their capability & competence.
    • Utilise & extend their strengths & resources.
    • Strengthen their links to supportive networks.
    • Respect their rights to make decisions for their family.