Riverlink Cottage

Respite Care for Children

Respite Care for Children Sydney

Welcome to Riverlink Cottage Respite Care for Children, your dedicated sanctuary offering respite care for children and young people with disabilities. Nestled in the heart of Sydney, NSW, our purpose-built accommodation provides a secure and enriching environment where children aged 5-17 can thrive.

A young boy with NDIS playing with a puzzle on the floor.

About Riverlink Respite For Children

Riverlink Cottage is specifically designed to cater to the respite needs of children and young individuals with disabilities, aged between five and 17 years old. We understand the importance of temporary accommodation for individuals with disabilities and their families, providing a much-deserved break from the demands of caregiving.

Riverlink Cottage specialises in short-term accommodation and respite services. We offer overnight stays, during the school holidays,  weekends or short sessions with a minimum of 3 hours. We provide a range of flexible respite options to support Sydney families and carers of children with disabilities.

Comprehensive Respite
Services Sydney

Tailored Care Plans

Understanding that each child or young person has unique needs, our compassionate team collaborates with families to create individualised care plans.

This personalised approach ensures that every aspect of your child’s NDIS plan is addressed, enhancing their experience and development.

Safe and Nurturing Environment

Crafted to ensure safety and comfort, our facility is an authorised respite provider where trained carers focus on the physical and mental wellbeing of each child. Our staff are skilled in working with children who may have autism or other additional needs, and all undergo a Working With Children Check (WWCC) and an NDIS Workers Check.

Dynamic Activities ,
Social Opportunities

Riverlink Cottage isn’t just a home away from home; it’s a place where children can engage in inclusive music classes, arts and crafts, games and puzzles, community participation, and activities that help them develop new skills. From occasional care to frequent respite, our program is designed to give your child something fun and engaging to participate in, fostering independence and social interaction.

Embrace Expert
Respite Care

Experience the relief of knowing your child is in expert hands with our respite carers. Whether you need a break for just a few hours during the day or require emergency respite care, our team is ready to assist. We are a Not For Profit, NDIS registered provider, committed to supporting the carer community in Sydney and surrounding areas.

Embrace Respite Care at Riverlink Cottage

Experience a much-needed break and recharge while your child receives exceptional respite care at Riverlink Cottage. Whether you require care for a few days, a weekend, or an extended period, our dedicated team is here to support you and your child. Contact us today to discuss your respite care needs and give yourself the opportunity to recharge and refresh.

Specialised Respite Services Sydney

Weekend and School Holiday Respite

Ideal for carers seeking either a short break or an extended respite period to recharge, our weekend and holiday stays at Riverlink Cottage offer a perfect solution. These stays are designed to provide a comprehensive respite experience, allowing carers to take a well-deserved break from the demands of their caregiving responsibilities. Whether it’s just for a weekend or during school holidays, our facility ensures that your child is engaged in enjoyable and safe activities while you relax and rejuvenate. Take advantage of these tailored respite options to sustain your well-being and return to your caregiving duties refreshed and reenergized.

Weekday respite Stay

We provide convenient weekday respite stays designed to seamlessly integrate with your child's routine. Our service includes both pick-up and drop-off at school, ensuring a smooth transition for your child. Whether it's taking them to swimming lessons or other extracurricular activities, we handle the transportation and care, allowing them to enjoy their activities without interruption. After their activities, children are welcomed to our respite cottage for an overnight stay, where they can relax and recharge in a supportive environment. The following morning, we ensure they are promptly taken to school. This service offers parents a flexible and reliable solution to manage their schedules while providing children with enriching experiences during the week.

Community and Justice Support

Recognising and addressing the needs of Aboriginal communities. We are committed to providing culturally sensitive respite care that respects the unique needs and traditions of Aboriginal families. Our collaboration with the Department ensures that our practices align with governmental guidelines and justice frameworks, promoting equity and inclusion.

Crisis and Emergency Respite Care:

For urgent situations, providing immediate support and care. We understand that unexpected circumstances can arise, requiring swift and compassionate intervention. Our crisis and emergency respite care is available around the clock to ensure that your child receives the necessary support and supervision in times of need.