Kalparrin is a highly personable organisation, which focuses on developing caring and supportive relationships.
Founded by mothers of children with disabilities and developmental delays Kalparrin has never lost sight of the reason it was formed and has over the years built a service which offers exceptional outcomes, outstanding services and continuous innovation.
Its highly qualified and experienced staff constantly goes beyond the ‘call of duty’ to meet the needs of the families they serve.
Kalparrin is staffed with a diverse team of allied health and early childhood professionals all of whom carry qualifications as either Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Dieticians, Psychologists, or Early Education Teachers. A qualified and experienced management and administration team oversees the day to day operations of the organisation.
The organisation’s governance is overseen by a voluntary, yet highly experienced Board of Management of 11 members.
Our operation is funded through fees from the National Disability Insurance Scheme, through other government funding sources; through philanthropic organisations, community service organisations and numerous grants programs. Most importantly Kalparrin is a not for profit organisation and all of our operating surpluses go back into the growth and improvement of our diverse programs and services
With 42 years experience in supporting families in Melbourne’s North East region, Kalparrin is proudly considered a leading provider in the early childhood intervention and family support services and is deeply committed to its Mission, Vision and Values as detailed below.
To support children and young people with additional needs to reach their full potential.
Exceptional Services – Empowered Families – Engaged Communities – Optimal Outcomes
Our 2020 Vision
Kalparrin becomes Victoria’s premium early childhood intervention service
Kalparrin holds to the following values:
We value honesty, sincerity and fairness in all we say and do
We value empowering others with the skills they need
We value setting high standards and doing our best
We value working together to achieve optimal outcomes
We value the importance of community in achieving our goals
We value that we can be relied upon and accountable for our work
We value caring about and supporting each other
We value the strengths that come through diversity
We value keeping our promises and meeting expectations
We value earning and upholding an outstanding reputation