Our Appointments

To find out more about other ways to access funding please go to
Our Fees & Funding

Making an Appointment

You do not need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment with one of our therapists.  However, if you have already seen you doctor and have a referral for your child, please bring this along.

If your child is receiving funded treatment through an insurer or Lifetime Care and Support, please contact your Case Manager or third party to discuss a referral to our services.  We will be happy to talk directly with your funder to assist with authorisation.

To find out more about other ways to access funding please go to the Our Fees and Funding section.

Your First Appointment

Thank you for choosing Child First Therapy to look after your child’s therapy needs.  You will receive specialised care and remain fully informed throughout the treatment process. The first step is to decide where you would like your child to receive therapy, be it in school, child care, home or in our rooms at Pymble and Rouse Hill.  An appointment can then be booked to get you started.

You will receive a Welcome Pack to confirm your child’s appointment. This will also include a consent form; funding authorisation; and your rights and responsibilities as clients of Child First Therapy. You will also receive a questionnaire about your child’s development to assist with the assessment process. If you are booked into our rooms, please arrive about 10 minutes early for your first appointment so we can introduce you to our facilities and give you time to fill out our client details form.

If your child is attending for physiotherapy, please select clothes and footwear which will allow them to exercise; shorts are great to let the physio see exactly what is going on.

At the first session your child’s therapist will:

  • Make your child feel at ease and gather information whilst your child has fun
  • Take a full history, identifying the main concerns of your child
  • Conduct a thorough assessment, including standardised testing where appropriate
  • Discuss the initial findings of your child’s assessment in non-technical language so you really understand what is going on
  • Set goals with you and your child to direct therapy and make sure we address your greatest areas of concern
  • Devise a treatment plan