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After School & Holiday Care Hub for Children with Disability. Now Open in Wollongong

Good news for Illawarra families and carers of children with disabilities. There’s an inclusive, fully-accessible Wollongong Activity Hub offering dedicated care to school aged kids with a disability. It’s been purpose-built by Client Care First (CCF), a registered NDIS service provider. Client Care First’s Wollongong Disability School Holiday Programs and After School Care is a wonderful extension of their high-quality disability support and care services. Families with an NDIS Plan can enquire about the CCF Before & After School Program, plus their Vacation Programs.

This Wollongong based social support and disability care service for children. also offers birthday parties and movie nights. Parents Guide Illawarra interviewed Client Care First to share the details of this safe and enriching program of kids disability care.

A Dedicated Facility, Support & Care for Illawarra Children with Disability

The Client Care First Wollongong Activity Hub is fully inclusive and accessible, The Activity Hub and the Outside School & Vacation Care is designed to enrich the lives of kids living with a disability. It also offers families and carers some respite and a sense of community and belonging. The Activity Hub has these features:

  • Sensory room  
  • Quiet room  
  • Obie – an interactive game projector for all ages  
  • Arts and crafts  
  • Board games  
  • Cooking – self-catered kitchen (fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle) 
Client Care First – The Activity Hub Sensory Room

Before & After School & Vacation Care Program for Illawarra Children with Disability

Client Care First’s Outside School Hours Care including Vacation Support Programs is designed for children over pre-school age and under 12 with a NDIS plan.

Here is what parents and children can expect from the Outside Hours and Vacation Care School Programs at the Activity Hub:

  • The Activity Hub, specialist care and inclusive programs accommodate a diverse range of abilities and person-centered plans, welcoming children with Autism and other spectrum disorders, physical disability, intellectual disability, high behaviours and complex medical care needs. We are dedicated to ensuring each child can actively engage in activities that suit their interests and needs.  
  • Experienced and Trained Staff: Our team consists of experienced and qualified staff members who have undergone specialised training in supporting children with disabilities. They are committed to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment. 
  • Accessible Facilities: Our facilities are equipped with the necessary resources and modifications to ensure accessibility for all children. We prioritise creating an environment where every child can thrive. 
  • Collaboration with Families: We believe in open communication and collaboration with parents and guardians. We welcome your input and feedback to tailor our services to the unique needs of your child. Person-centered plans are agreed upon with family and key stakeholders.  
The Activity Hub Quiet Room

Client Care First Inclusive Before & After School (plus School Holiday) details:

  • Before school care: 6:00AM – 9:00AM 
  • After school care: 2:30PM – 8:00PM 
  • School holiday program: 9:00AM – 3:00PM  
  • Client Care First provides safe and comfortable transportation for school drop-off and pick-up, as part of before and after school support. 
  • The vehicles are wheelchair accessible and can be regularly scheduled or on an as-need basis.

PLUS, Inclusive Kids Birthday Parties & Movie Nights

Client Care First Specialist Care for Children with Disability – experienced staffing 

Here is why the Activity Hub is inclusive, safe and enriching and offers parents exceptional quality respite care:

  • Client Care First has a team of specialist support workers and assistants who have working with children checks, fully trained to care for children with low to moderate disabilities, to more complex and severe. 
  • The team is dedicated to ensuring that every child, regardless of their abilities, can participate in enriching experiences that contribute to their overall development and goals. 
  • They can provide 1:1 care, or in a group setting, depending on your child’s NDIS plan

How to Enquire with Client Care First

Parents and carers can apply for Before and After School Care, or Vacation Care by completing the enquiry form on the website here or by getting in touch

After School & Holiday Care Hub for Children with Disability. Now Open in Wollongong

Client Care First Disability Services for Illawarra Children and Adults living with Disability

The core services that are of benefit to families with a disability include:

  • Accommodation – purpose-built specialist disability accommodation for eligible participants.
  • Supported independent living – support for NDIS participants with higher support needs.
  • Palliative care – palliative care units as an alternative when staying at home is no longer viable. We work with the NSW Health Palliative Care Team to provide in-home care to participants. 
  • Community and in-home care – support for participant personal care, everyday living tasks and taking part in the community.
  • Group outings and centre-based activities – programs targeting various interests in our Activity Hub, including: arts and crafts, music, sport, dance, board games and trivia, cooking, group support including Men’s Club and Kids Club, monthly family support catchups for all family and caregivers, monthly high teas, Sunday roasts and planned day trips – zoos, bowling, music shows and The Royal Easter Show.
  • Centre-based events – the Activity Hub is an inclusive space available for hire to host events, including children’s birthday parties, private functions and community networking events. 
  • Supported group travel and experiences – we provide supported travel experiences suited to personal interests and needs, including cruising tours in Australia.  
  • Professional training and development for support workers – we provide fully supported training and development for our support workers and sole traders, including complex care needs, manual handling, medications administration and insulin.  

The Client Care First Difference

With a passion for supporting all children and adults with disability to live enriching lives, Client Care First’s dedicated care, services and Activity Hub are a wonderful resource for our Illawarra region. We thank Client Care First for sharing the info and sponsoring this article so more locals with disability can benefit. Enquire about any of their programs, care or services here

Visit the website here or get in touch with the welcoming CCF team:

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