What We Do

Why Choose Plumtree?

Plumtree is big enough to provide you and your family with a full range of services but small enough to be hands-on, to understand and to care. Plumtree provides practical, high quality, tailored programs for children and families, including education, therapy, groups and a full calendar of events.

At Plumtree you won’t just be receiving a service, you’ll become part of a community. You’ll develop relationships with our outstanding team of professionals, as well as other children and families. You’ll have access to free drop-in groups, information sessions, workshops and events, as well as comprehensive, evidence-based support to develop plans and reach goals for your child and family.

Plumtree has been a trusted community-based organisation for over 30 years and is now a registered NDIS ECEI Provider. We have strong links to the research community and government and are constantly creating innovative products to meet the needs of our families.

We are experienced with helping families utilise their funding to best achieve their goals whether they have access to the NDIS, Medicare, FaHCSIA, a private health fund, or are using their own resources.

Most importantly, our focus is on understanding and supporting the whole family, to make sure children and families have a full life in the community. We are open 6 days a week as well as evenings to make it easier to work with the whole family, including fathers.

Your Bridge to the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing the way disability services are delivered in Australia and Plumtree is here to help. With over 30 years of experience working with children and families, Plumtree will be your bridge to the NDIS to make sure you receive the right services for your child as soon as possible.

Learn more about how Plumtree can work with your child and family to access the NDIS.

Calendar

We offer a wide range of free workshops, courses and events for families. These include information sessions about the NDIS, practical workshops for planning and goal-setting, intensive sessions on particular subjects such as toilet training or communication, as well as fun events for families such as the Sibs Day and the Mother’s Day Pamper and Photoshoot event.

We also deliver a few paid courses which provide specialist, in-depth knowledge on particular approaches, such as the Hanen program for speech and language development.

At Plumtree we are always responding to the needs of our families and communities. If you have an idea for a workshop or event, let us know!

Preschool

Plumtree Preschool is a community preschool located within Plumtree’s grounds in Marrickville. We are an inclusive preschool, with dedicated places for children with developmental delays and disabilities as well as places for children from the community.

Our preschool is open five days a week and has a total of 20 places for children. We focus on providing high quality and personalised care to all our children and have a high staff to child ratio, with one adult for every five children.

Our program is play-based and fosters each child’s love of learning. We have plenty of space, so children are able to explore and challenge themselves throughout their play while learning to work with their friends.

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Plumtree Preschool’s Coordinator, Hannah Watts or follow us on Facebook.

Community Partnerships

Plumtree focuses on building connected communities. Over the years we have developed strong relationships with our local community, including the council and its services, local businesses, residents and other groups. We are always open to new collaborations to ensure each child and family can live a full life in the community.

Plumtree focuses on building connected communities. Over the years we have developed strong relationships with our local community, including the council and its services, local businesses, residents and other groups. We are always open to new collaborations to ensure each child and family can live a full life in the community.

Our recent partnerships include:

If you would like to partner with Plumtree or have an idea for a project, please get in touch.

Innovation

Innovation is one of Plumtree’s core values. We respond to the needs of our communities by talking to families and listening to their feedback. Out of this process spring new ideas, resources and fresh ways of doing things that will improve the lives of children and families.

Read more about Plumtree’s innovative projects.

Getting Started

Plumtree supports families at any stage of the journey – whether you are exploring concerns about your child, have a recent diagnosis, are looking to maximise your NDIS or FaHCSIA funding, looking for services for your child, or for workshops and courses for yourself. Plumtree is a family-centred organisation, focused on the needs of the whole family.

We make it easy for you to take the first step. Find out more about getting started with Plumtree.

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