We aim to support every child’s independence, social and economic participation and enable them to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of your supports.

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About Linda

Linda has been providing quality respite care for children from her home since 2006. She holds a Diploma in Community Services, Diploma in Children’s Services, Blue Card, Yellow Card, Current First Aid, and Mental Health First Aid qualifications. Linda frequently attends professional development courses to enhance her skills and knowledge. This professional development includes but is not limited to: trauma informed practices; responding to children’s needs and rights as communicated by their behaviour; understanding and supporting diverse sensory needs; respectful inclusion of neuro-diverse needs and abilities.

Linda gained valuable experience working at The Autism Queensland School with a team of Teachers, Psychologists, Speech and Occupational Therapists.

Linda is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).

Member: Queenslanders with Disability Network
Member: Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association

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"Linda is supported by an experienced and caring team all with a background in working with Children including Special Needs"

Our Team

Linda is supported by an experienced and caring team all with a background in working with Children including Special Needs:

• Nick – Respite Care Assistant

Diploma of Community Services
Studying Bachelor of Social Work

• Laura – Respite Care Co-ordinator

Diploma of Education Support
Certificate III in Children’s Services

• James – Respite Care Assistant

Studying Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Music

• Sarah – Respite Care Assistant

Certificate III in Children’s Services
Certificate II in Business

The Team all have a National Police Certificate, Blue and Yellow Cards, First Aid/CPR and attend regular Professional Development.

As a Registered NDIS Provider and Approved CARER GATEWAY Provider Respite with Linda must meet strict government quality and safety requirements and undergo regular audits.

"Friendships formed at Respite with Linda create a strong sense of belonging and community."

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Our Home

Our home provides a modern, safe and secure environment. It is fully air-conditioned and fenced, comfortable, and homely. Each child is offered as much choice and freedom as possible over how they spend their time and who they spend it with. Friendships formed at Respite with Linda create a strong sense of belonging and community.

Activities

Your child will engage in many enriching experiences including feeding our chickens, arts and crafts, cooking, games, reading, and more. We also regularly visit local play grounds, farms, libraries, play centres, bowling, cinemas, and nature walks. The interests, knowledge, culture, and abilities of your child will be considered in the development of the program and planning of activities and experiences.