It is Child First Paediatric Therapy’s mission to deliver exceptional therapy services to children that gets results. We provide support to parents, and to integral staff at school and day care facilities.
Child First Paediatric Therapy is an interdisciplinary team of highly experienced Speech Pathologists,Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Case Managers. Joan is a Physiotherapist and Kate is an Occupational Therapist. Together they have extensive experience working with children and babies. Joan graduated from Akademie Leffelaar (Hoge School) Amsterdam in 1984. She arrived in Sydney in 1990 taking a position with the Spastic Centre now known as the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Kate graduated from Sydney University in 1984 and her first position working as an Occupational Therapist was also with the Spastic Centre.
Kate and Joan wanted to develop an interdisciplinary practice to assist parents to access the therapy services their children required. Child First Paediatric Therapy offers a co-ordinated approach to paediatric therapy services and expanded to include Speech Pathology services in 2006.
Fees and Rebates
Fees start from $80 for a half hour in-rooms appointment.
All therapists at Child First Paediatric Therapy have a provider number to enable you to submit the invoice to your health fund after payment. The amount refundable varies from fund to fund and is dependent on your level of cover. With a GP referral, families can receive rebates through Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative , Helping Children with Autism and Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care Program.
Driving: Enter via Beechworth Road. There is no right hand turn into Beechworth Road from the Pacific Highway when traveling south, from Hornsby. There is ample parking there.
Public transport: Child First Paediatric Therapy is a short walk up the hill from Pymble train station. The N90 bus runs between Hornsby and the City, stopping at Pymble train station.