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Ages & Stages

Pre-school aged

Most kids will be ready to start pre-school when they’re four years old. Some kids will be really excited and raring to go, while others might be nervous and scared about doing something new.

As a parent, it’s normal to be excited, nervous or sad about your child starting pre-school – it’s a big change. If your child lives with disability, you might have questions and concerns about how they’re going to be supported at pre-school without you by their side.

Some of the things your child might need support with are:

  • being independent
  • getting around
  • toileting
  • eating and/or trying new foods
  • learning to follow direction or instruction
  • playing with other kids
  • making new friends
  • communicating with their teachers or carers.

If you’d like advice or support with any of these things, have a chat to a friendly Novita therapist on 1300 NOVITA.

We can also support you and your child through our groups.

Groups are workshops and programs run by our therapists for your child. Each group has a purpose, for example to help your child learn to play, move around or try new foods. We also have groups for parents.

Groups are run during school term as well as during the school holidays. They are open to Novita kids and anyone else in the community who wants to get involved.

It’s also a great way for you to socialise and meet other parents in a friendly environment.