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Early Childhood Education Matters

Early Childhood Education Matters

Earlier in 2019, Western Sydney University Early Childhood Education and Inclusion Lecturer, Kerry Staples presented a webinar for Plumtree about the importance of children's services. Kerry highlighted the benefits an early childhood service can provide for a child's...

Helping Your Family Thrive

Helping Your Family Thrive

Our therapy programs are part of a bigger picture. Plumtree’s free services foster a community of support for families to get things started. Plumtree’s free playgroups and workshops in 2018-2019 helped inform parents, connect them and get things going for the future....

Fine Motor Skills: 3 Fun Summer Activities

Fine Motor Skills: 3 Fun Summer Activities

The summer holidays are a special time as you re-connect as a family at a slower pace after the busy end of year and festive celebrations.  Despite the change of gear our littlest family members still need some organised fun and activities to pass the time. With that...

Why Reframe?

Why Reframe?

Sylvana Mahmic, CEO of Plumtree delivered this speech at the launch of Reframing Disability and Reframing Autism at NSW Parliament House November 28th 2019. Both organisations have been incubated and auspiced by Plumtree. "Your child will never walk, never talk,...

Fine Motor Skills: 3 Fun Christmas Activities

Fine Motor Skills: 3 Fun Christmas Activities

The festive season can be a very exciting time for children as they eagerly await a visit from Santa or a family holiday.  The holiday season can be a great time to spend a little extra time on some of your child’s goals with the change of pace that can only be found...

Sharing Expertise with Professionals

Sharing Expertise with Professionals

Disability support is changing with the NDIS. Plumtree professional training helps organisations deliver innovative family-centred early childhood intervention services. Building capacity A new system needs new support methods. Our ECIA professional development...

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Planning for achievement

Planning for achievement

Planning is an integral part of what we do at Plumtree. We know from experience that the time parents spend thinking; talking and making plans can have a positive impact on outcomes for children. Why? Because plans help parents, and those working with them – the ‘team...

Achieving a good life by self-managing your funding

Achieving a good life by self-managing your funding

Brenton is a sportsman, coach and surfer. He has a paid job in a local gym. When he was born the doctor told his mum Lisa Ashford-Potter, not to expect anything but she says, “Lucky I ignored him”.  Lisa Ashford-Potter and her son Brenton gave an uplifting and...

Navigating away from the paper trail

Navigating away from the paper trail

Using the cloud to better manage information  Documents from doctors, therapists, schools or organisations may be needed when your child joins a new service, school, or during the transition to the NDIS. Locating documents at short notice can be time-consuming and...

Creating connected communities with NDIS funding

Creating connected communities with NDIS funding

Nicole Buffoni was a self-confessed hurried woman who felt guilty, anxious and overwhelmed by the therapy schedule she was trying to upkeep for her four year old son. Nicole constantly felt that she couldn’t do all the therapy that she needed to do in order to achieve...

New to the world of NDIS? Here is a parent’s perspective

New to the world of NDIS? Here is a parent’s perspective

Kerrie Turner is mother of three including Joshua, who has a global developmental delay and has been in the NDIS since 2016.  Kerrie shares her trail blazing experience and how a focus on goal setting and new mindset, were the keys to achieving outcomes for her...

Have you heard about Hire up?  Need to know more?

Have you heard about Hire up? Need to know more?

One of the benefits of the NDIS is that it gives people with a disability more choice and flexibility over the services they choose.  Developing plans and strategies with a therapist or keyworker are essential to achieving your child and family’s goals. As...

Plumtree News & Events

Sharing Expertise with Professionals

Sharing Expertise with Professionals

Disability support is changing with the NDIS. Plumtree professional training helps organisations deliver innovative family-centred early childhood intervention services. Building capacity A new system needs new support methods. Our ECIA professional development...

2019 Trevor Parmenter Achievement Award

2019 Trevor Parmenter Achievement Award

We are proud to announce that Sylvana Mahmic, CEO of Plumtree was awarded the 2019 Trevor Parmenter Achievement ~ CDS Excellence Award in recognition of her contribution to Education. The Award recognises the contributions to research, education and teaching,...

Families Empowering Families

Families Empowering Families

Plumtree is more than a service provider. Our parent-led Now & Next community supports families and advocates change in disability.  Plumtree has been finding new ways to support families who have a child with a disability or developmental delay since 2015. Our...

Reframing Disability and Reframing Autism launched!

Reframing Disability and Reframing Autism launched!

Plumtree is delighted to have officially launched two new Disabled Person Family Led organisations at the 2019 Now and Next Family Conference. We have long believed and invested in, building the capabilities of families who have a child with disability or...

Now and Next Family Conference FaQ

Now and Next Family Conference FaQ

Q. I am so excited about the Now and Next Family Conference as loved it last year.  Where can I read a little about this year’s presenters? We share your excitement as it is going to be a great day!  You can have a look at the detailed program here. You can also keep...

Annual Now and Next conference inspires

Annual Now and Next conference inspires

Now and Next has created an empowered and knowledgeable community with expertise to share. In 2017 we held the inaugural Now and Next conference at Plumtree. Themed “By Families, For Families” it was a tremendous success. The second annual Now and Next conference in...

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