Department of Education - Early Childhood Intervention Service

Early Childhood Intervention Service – Burnie

The Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) is a service provided by the Tasmanian Department of Education.
Early intervention services are based on the idea that help for young children with delays or disabilities works best when parents and professionals work together as partners.

Early Childhood Intervention Service provide individual services that focus on issues that are important to you. This may include supporting your child’s learning and development through everyday activities and daily life schedules or providing information about other services.

Our programs aim to:

  • Strengthen family enjoyment and engagement in positive interactions with their child
  • Strengthen family understanding of their child’s abilities and particular learning styles
  • Strengthen family confidence in supporting their child’s learning
  • Strengthen family knowledge and skills in accessing other relevant services in the community for their children.
  • Support children and families to successfully access community settings.

What the service can help with

Disability support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Family supports
Mental health
Physical health
Social and emotional development

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Accompanied Children

Age eligibility for children

0 - 4

To access the service, clients

Diagnosed disability or Developmental delays and Premature baby monitoring.

Cost of service

Mixture of free and fee-paying

Fees can be waived if client is unable to pay

Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Transportation can be provided
Home visits can be provided

Regions covered

North West

Focus Domains





Being loved and safe

Being healthy