Children with disabilities


Helping children with development delay or a disability.

What is it?

MerriKids support children with a development delay or disability to learn, develop and reach their full potential. 

We’ll work with your family when and where it suits you, including at home, at childcare, kindergarten, school and other community settings.

Who can access this service?

Anyone that is:

  • Aged 0-10 years and,
  • Has a disability or developmental delay


Hume Moreland clients

  • Government funded so no fee applies

North East Metro Area clients

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme fee schedule applies

Self-funded or private clients

  • Therapy $175.57 per hour
  • Children’s groups $58.53 per hour
  • Parent training groups $55.07 per hour 

Do I need a referral?

No. You do not need a referral but you will need to contact:

  • NDIS clients contact our National Disability Insurance Scheme information line
  • Hume Moreland families contact the Department of Education ECIS intake


Our team is based in Thornbury but we work with your family at locations that are suitable for you, like your home, childcare, kindergarten, school and other community settings.

See all Merri Health locations.

Make a booking

North East Metro Area clients or for information

  • Call 1300 637 744 (MERRI H)

Hume Moreland clients

  • Call Department of Education ECIS intake 03 8393 4512

More information

What supports do you provide?

We have a team of professionals including early childhood teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and a physiotherapist.

Find out how MerriKids has helped Gabby and her son.

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (known as the NDIS) is a new national Government initiative for people living with a permanent and significant disability. The scheme provides lifelong support, where people have more choice and control over how they receive services. Supports may include allied health and therapy services, equipment, personal care, domestic help, and getting involved in the community.

This service is funded by the Victorian Government

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