Animation - Inclusion Support Agencies

Animation - Inclusion Support Agencies

This animation outlines the roles of the Inclusion Support Agencies.

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Animation - The IPSP Explained

Animation - The IPSP Explained

This animation provides an overview of the support provided through the Inclusion and Professional Support Program.

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Bicultural Support

Bicultural Support

Provides additional resources to eligible child care and early learning services to assist with the inclusion of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugee or humanitarian background and Indigenous children. Access to bicultural support is provided to eligible child care services free of charge. Bicultural support can be accessed through contacting your PSC.

Flexible Support Funding

Flexible Support Funding

Time limited support provided to eligible child care and early learning services to build their capacity to include a child or children with ongoing high support needs.Flexible Support Funding is a contribution towards the costs associated with employing additional staff to increase the educator-to-child ratio for a time limited period. FSF limits apply.

Guide to ISS for ISFs

Guide to ISS for ISFs

View the comprehensive 'Guide to ISS for Inclusion Support Subsidy for Inclusion Support Facilitators' developed by the NISSP to assist ISF's in supporting services to access ISS.

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Inclusion Improvement Plans

Inclusion Improvement Plans

Once called Service Support Plans (SSPs) the current Inclusion Improvement Plan (IIP) is the key planning tool that assists educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to focus on their needs, develop goals and implement actions to build educator and service capacity to facilitate the inclusion of all children. Your role as an ISF is to support educators with this process. To learn more click this link to access the NISSP IIP resources that include an IIP Guide, IIP Template, IIP Section D (Evaluation), Reflective Conversations Resource and IIP Videos.

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Inclusion Support Agencies

Inclusion Support Agencies

Inclusion Support Agencies (ISAs) operate within 67 regions across Australia and work at a local level with child care and early learning services. ISAs provide practical advice and support to assist services to build their capacity and to access training. The ISA may also recommend that services access resources, bicultural support and specialist equipment, administered by the Professional Support Coordinators, to better facilitate a child's inclusion in a service.

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Inclusion Support Subsidy

Inclusion Support Subsidy

The Inclusion Support Subsidy is a contribution towards the cost of services employing an additional child care educator/carer when including a child or children with ongoing high support needs, or a capacity payment in recognition of the impact on the educator/carer.
ISS is administered nationally by KU Children's Services, the National Inclusion Support Subsidy Provider (NISSP).

ISS assists eligible child care and early learning services to improve their capacity to include children with ongoing high support needs, including those with disability, so they can be cared for appropriately within a service.
The NISSP and Department have developed resources including a Guide, Task Cards, Fact and Tip Sheets to assist ISFs with supporting services with the ISS application process. 
http://www.nissp.com.au/iss-for-isas/iss-resources-for-isfs
 

Indigenous Professional Support Unit

Indigenous Professional Support Unit

IPSUs provide professional development and support to services with a high proportion of indigenous children. IPSUs also advise PSCs and Incl usion Support Agencies on culturally appropriate support and resources that meet the needs of eligible child care and early learning services with Indigenous children or educators.

Information about the NISSP and ISAs

Information about the NISSP and ISAs

View contact details for the National Inclusion Support Subsidy Provider and all Inclusion
Support Agencies here.

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IPSP Animation Link - Indigenous Professional Support Unit

IPSP Animation Link - Indigenous Professional Support Unit

This animation provides an overview of the role of the Indigenous Professional Support Unit.

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IPSP Animation link - Professional Support Coordinator

IPSP Animation link - Professional Support Coordinator

This animation provides an overview of the role of the Professional Support Coordinator in each state and Territory.

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IPSP Online Library

IPSP Online Library

Provides up-to-date online information and resources on child care and early learning practice and research findings to assist services in meeting their inclusion and professional support needs. View the IPSP Online Library here.

IPSP Video Link - Indigenous Professional Support Unit

IPSP Video Link - Indigenous Professional Support Unit

This video provides an overview of the role of the Indigenous Professional Support Unit

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IPSP Video Link - Professional Support Coordinator

IPSP Video Link - Professional Support Coordinator

This video provides an overview of the role of the Professional Support Coordinator.

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ISF orientation package

ISF orientation package

This self-guided learning package can be completed in your own time and convenience and offers an alternative or adjunct to attending face-to-face professional development opportunities. This package aims to provide you with immediate support when you commence working as an Inclusion Support Facilitator (ISF). It is not intended to be a definitive text on the ISF role. It is intended to provide you with relevant information as an introduction to the role. As such, it is anticipated that the package will complement and build on orientation provided through your Inclusion Support Agency (ISA). Click here to view the resource

PSC Alliance

PSC Alliance

PSCs assist services to understand and meet the requirements of the National Quality Standards and to implement approved learning frameworks. Find the contact detailsfor the PSC in each state and Territory.

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PSC Contact Information

PSC Contact Information

Contact your Professional Support Coordinator to access professional development, consultancy, resources, bicultural support, specialist equipment or National Quality Framework support.

Specalist Equipment

Specalist Equipment

Available on loan from the PSC to eligible services (excluding In Home Care) to assist the inclusion of a child who has demonstrated ongoing high support needs in a child care and early learning environment. Specialist Equipment can be accessed by contacting your PSC.

The IPSP Guidelines

The IPSP Guidelines

These Guidelines contain information about the Inclusion and Professional Support Program (IPSP) and information relating to the obligations of organisations in receipt of grants funded by the Australian Government for the IPSP.

Video - Inclusion Support Agencies

Video - Inclusion Support Agencies

This video provides an overview of the role of the Inclusion Support Agencies.

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Video - The IPSP Explained

Video - The IPSP Explained

This video provides an overview of the IPSP.

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