Early Childhood Intervention Service


For ages

Does your child have a diagnosed disability? Or does your child need help with their development?

Tasmania has a free service for children aged 0 to 4 years who need extra support.

It’s called the Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS).

Their main aim is to help you and your child enjoy and take part in everyday life.

ECIS supports families with their child’s learning, in local community settings. This may include home visits and group programs for parents and children.

A skilled teacher will work with you and your child to get the support you need. This might include an education plan, information and advice.

They can also help you and your child take part in your local Launching into Learning session. 

ECIS will help support your child into Kindergarten too.

If you have concerns about your child, getting them extra help as soon as possible is important. 

ECIS staff welcome your phone call or email. They can talk to you about what support your child may need.  Contact your local ECIS for more information.

Northern Tasmania


11a Munford Street, Kings Meadows 7249
Phone: 6344 1729
Email: ecis.tasmania.launceston@decyp.tas.gov.au

North West Tasmania


36 Thorne Street, Burnie 7320
Phone: 6430 4200
Email: ecis.tasmania.burnie@decyp.tas.gov.au


51 Steele Street, Devonport 7310
Phone: 6447 1293
Email: ecis.tasmania.devonport@decyp.tas.gov.au

Southern Tasmania


174 Brooker Avenue, Hobart 7000
Phone: 6231 1625
Email: ecis.tasmania.hobart@decyp.tas.gov.au

Early Childhood Intervention Service - Working in partnership with families

Is ECIS right for your child?

ECIS is for families with children who have: 

  • a diagnosed disability 
  • delays in at least two of the following developmental areas:  
    • cognition 
    • communication 
    • physical  
    • social 
    • emotional  
    • adaptive development  

If you aren’t sure if ECIS is right for your child, please call your local service and talk to them about your concerns. 

Your family doctor, paediatrician, child health nurse or childcare professionals can also refer your child to ECIS.