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Great news - Enhancements have been made to the IS Portal!

A quick guide and full guide are available to support you to navigate the exciting changes to the Strategic Inclusion Plan on the IS Portal.

New Resource for Services

There is a Checklist to help services to review their IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator application prior to submission to your IP for endorsement. Please click here to access the Checklist.

Current application processing timeframes for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator:

The demand for support through the Inclusion Support Program has resulted in an unprecedented high volume of applications being submitted for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator. Applications are being assessed in line with the ISP Guidelines, as efficiently as possible, but unfortunately this is currently not within the usual timeframes. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Please go to the Important Information page for further information and updates.

What is the Inclusion Support Program?

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) provides support for eligible mainstream Early Childhood Education and Care services (ECEC) to address inclusion barriers and build their capacity to include children with additional needs; providing them an opportunity to learn and develop alongside their typically developing peers.

Inclusion Development Fund

The Inclusion Development Fund (IDF) provides funding to assist eligible Early Childhood Education and Care services (ECEC) to address barriers to inclusion that cannot be resolved by support provided by an Inclusion Agency or the Specialist Equipment Library. There are four discrete streams of Inclusion Development Funding.

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Strategic Inclusion Plan

A self-guided inclusion assessment and planning tool for early childhood education and care services.

Feature Resources

Complete Application Guide for Services

Innovative Solutions Support is one stream of funding available to eligible early childhood education and care services through the Inclusion Development Fund (IDF). It provides funding for flexible and tailored inclusion support that goes beyond the scope of Inclusion Agencies to provide.

ISS application guide for services

Overview for Support Providers

This webinar looks at the Innovative Solutions Support application process from a Support Provider perspective, including providing an overview of the Price Guide.

Support Provider Webinar