Project workers in Sydney’s South West were concerned that children in this area, already developmentally vulnerable, were likely to be further disadvantaged due to difficulties accessing early childhood services.
The project workers recognised the critical importance of access to quality early childhood services and programs. Strategies were implemented to gather data from the AEDI results and other sources to support families living in the Airds/Bradbury area. These included mapping services and promoting awareness about services and referral pathways.
The project successfully lobbied for appropriate placement of services, increased resources to fill service gaps and increased awareness about services and referral pathways, both in the community and by other service providers. The project has also been instrumental in promoting the establishment of an early childhood developmental project in the community.