Children’s respite

If you have a child with disability, it is important for both you and your child to have access to dependable, high quality respite care.

Being a carer can be hard work, so it’s vital that you have a break and look after yourself. Our Children’s Respite Service gives you the opportunity to do that. It also gives your child a new experience where they can mix with their peers, have fun, socialise and develop or learn new skills.

Sunshine’s Children’s Respite is offered on a flexible basis.  It is available to carers of a child with disability aged 5 -19 years who live with the Nepean and Cumberland Prospect local planning areas in Sydney. Our services are based on your family’s specific needs and we can offer options that suit you best.

After school care

Sunshine offers after school respite care from 3pm – 6pm during school terms within the Nepean & Cumberland Prospect area.

Vacation care

Vacation Care runs from 9am – 3pm, 8 – 9 weeks a year during school holiday times within the Nepean & Cumberland Prospect area.

In-Home Care

Sunshine offers in-home respite care, based on what your family’s requests and needs.
Activities can include cooking, craft, outdoor recreational activities, bowling, fishing, picnics and a variety of day excursions to parks and wildlife parks.

In-home respite through Sunshine is offered in the Nepean, Cumberland Prospect area and Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai area under the HACC In Home program.

Please contact us to find out about how we can offer support to your child through our respite services.