Children’s Programs & Activities
Riverlink is very proud to continue to present our highly regarded Children’s programs. These supported programs have been running for more than 10 years and provide a safe environment within pre-school sites.
They focus on allowing children, generally aged 3 to 10 years, to have fun using the activities and equipment within the pre-schools and to be able to interact with each other.
Additionally the Children’s Sports Group is for young participants who enjoy being active out in the community.
All programs are staffed according to the support needs of each of the participants.
Children’s Saturday & School Holiday Program
The Saturday program operates weekly during term time within community pre-school sites currently at Lidcombe, Doonside and Baulkham Hills. During holidays our NDIS school holiday programs operates most days at Lidcombe, Doonside, Baulkham Hills and Marayong.
Children’s Sports Group Program
The Children’s Sports Group offers Saturday fortnightly activities as well as some days in school holidays and covers a range of sports. These include bike riding, tennis, jumping castles, trampolining and other regular sports.
We know that sometimes getting to activities can be a major hurdle. Riverlink has many transport options available, so contact us with your requirements.
These programs provide respite to Carers of younger children generally aged 3-10yrs. Riverlink accesses four sites in the Cumberland-Prospect area: Lidcombe, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills during term time, and Lidcombe, Marayong, Doonside Kindy and Baulkham Hills during the holidays. Special Activities are also periodically planned as outings to age appropriate venues.
Programs usually operate on Saturday for approximately 5 hours and during the school holidays in response to Carer need.
Staffing for this program is in accordance to the support needs of the care recipients, with some capacity to be flexible in meeting the needs of younger children with a disability who have higher support needs.
Our Local Pre-Schools and Children’s Program Venues:
Berala Jack & Jill
|Berala Jack & Jill Pre-school is a Community Based Not for Profit Preschool. They proudly serve the Community with excellence in education and care for 60 years. Riverlink uses Berala Jack & Jill as one of the venues for the Kids program, providing a safe and fun environment for them to play, under the supervision of qualified staff.|
Blacktown Children First
|Childrenfirst is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers services through their Children’s Services Centres and their Projects in the Blacktown Local Government Area. Riverlink uses Blacktown Children First as one of the venues for the Kids program, providing a safe and fun environment for them to play, under the supervision of qualified staff.|
Children’s Special Activities
|As part of Riverlink’s Kids program, we find fun, age appropriate activities for Special Activities to take the Kids to during term and school holidays. Some activities have included Jungle Fun, Monkey Mania and Kidz Funland. Staffing for this program is in accordance to the support needs of the care recipients, with some capacity to be flexible in meeting the needs of younger children with a disability who have higher support needs.|
|Doonside Kindy is a community based and not for profit preschool for 3-5 years old children. Support for children with additional needs is available.
Riverlink uses Doonside Kindy as one of the venues for the Kids program, providing a safe and fun environment for them to play, under the supervision of qualified staff.
|At Marayong Public School Preschool, they are committed to create a welcoming, calm, happy and accepting atmosphere. They strive to make the Preschool a place where everyone feels safe, secure and valued and has a sense of belonging. They design learning environments which are visually appealing, flexible and interactive.|
St Matthews Uniting Pre-School
|St Matthews Preschool was established in 1976 as a not for profit community based preschool and continues to operate as a 60 place centre for 5 days per week during school terms.|
For more information about our children’s programs or our NDIS school holiday programs, contact the team at Riverlink Disability Support today!