AEIOU Foundation supports young children in the Adelaide community, providing an autism-specific early intervention program for children aged between two and six as well as a mainstream childcare service from six weeks to six years of age.
First established in South Australia in 2014, this project is made possible with the support of Minda, and a grant through the National Stronger Regions Fund. The $2.3 million centre houses four classrooms, therapy rooms, a motor skills room, covered outdoor play facilities and a parent's training room and retreat.
The program at AEIOU is based on a specialist curriculum which acknowledges the Guidelines for Good Practice 2012 and provides each child with a minimum of 20 hours of early intervention transdisciplinary therapy each week. The AEIOU team at Brighton is comprised of vibrant professionals (Early Childhood Teachers, Educators and our therapy team in behaviour therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology) who are passionate about providing best-practice programs to bolster the learning outcomes for children who attend our service. Every day is unique at AEIOU, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
AEIOU's Adelaide service was recently credited with “exceeding expectations” in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care Audit and, with our high-quality program and staff, we look forward to continuing to provide a high-quality service in South Australia.
Meet our AEIOU Brighton Service Manager
Having recently moved from South Africa, Leigh oversees the daily operations of our Brighton centre as Service Manager. Leigh has over 10 years of experience in the early childhood sector and is a mother of two young children. She prides herself on being at the forefront of current childcare practices and her understanding of working with diverse families. Leigh's approach ensures that all caregivers feel heard, supported and guided through the most important years of their children’s lives.
“As a parent myself, I am a strong advocate for the need for children to be supported in a loving, engaging and empathetic learning environment. The multi-talented team at AEIOU Brighton creates this exact environment, and more.”
Alongside team management, part of Leigh's role as Service Manager is to keep abreast of relevant legislations and regulations relating to both children’s education and care as well as the NDIS.
Should you have any questions, require further information or would like a centre tour, please contact Leigh on (08) 8306 4900 or email email@example.com.
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- AEIOU is a registered NDIS provider
- Upcoming workshops - for AEIOU families (children enrolled or waitlisted) and community/professionals/NDIS
- Upcoming open days
- Express interest in enrolment
Contact AEIOU Brighton directly:
12-16 King George Avenue, North Brighton SA 5048
P 08 8306 4900 / 0432 860 871
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 7am-5pm
Our transdisciplinary approach
At AEIOU Foundation, our program is consistent across all our centres.
Each child is provided access to a minimum of 20 hours transdisciplinary therapy each week (960 hours per year), provided by professionals who share responsibility in evaluating, planning and implementing supports to improve the capacity of each of our children with autism. Staff at each centre are overseen by a program manager, with the program directed through a centrally located AEIOU program coordinator team.
The program manager also implements the parent training program, which includes access to free workshops on topics most commonly requested, including behaviour, communication, mealtimes, toileting, transition to school, and more.
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