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Children’s Respite Care Services In Sydney

Available from 1+ hours to 24 hours 7 days a week live-in care

Serving Sydney & NSW Areas


Care From 1 to 24 Hours Per Day

Live-in Care Available

Can Start On The Same Day

No Set-up Or Exit Fees


Free Personalised Care Plans

Carer playing with a young boy who has Down syndrome, illustrating joyful and engaging interactions in respite care.

About Our Children’s Respite Care Services

There are many reasons parents and guardians of children may need a little extra help sometimes, which is why Care For Family provides respite care for children with disability, autism, or other additional needs.

Our mission is to offer compassionate support, giving families a well-deserved break and children a nurturing experience.

Whether it’s on a full-time or short-term basis, or during school holidays, we’re here to help your family navigate life’s challenges with compassion, expertise, and understanding.

Booking our Respite Care For Children Services

Booking our in-home care services couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is:

  • Call us on 02 9343 0880 or click here to request a callback
  • We’ll then provide a FREE telephone or in-home consultation to help you to decide on the support you need
  • If you’d like to proceed, simply book our services and we can start on the same day

“I was so impressed that within 8 hours of requesting care for my Mum we had a care team in place offering the most incredible caring support.”

Wilma & family

“It was a huge relief knowing the care team was always practicing the highest level of professionalism and to know that the same familiar team members arrived every day and night.”


“The care team’s support and dedication was truly amazing. Each of the carers enriched Mr Smith’s life in some way and I know that he enjoyed their company. They were always on time for their shifts and so pleasant to be with and I formed a lovely bond with each of them.”

Michelle Johnson

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Understanding the Importance of Respite Care for Children

Respite care is a lifeline for families navigating the complexities of caring for a child with special needs.

It offers much-needed physical and emotional relief for parents, providing them with a chance to recharge, focus on self-care, and spend quality time with other family members.

This not only enhances family dynamics but also supports parental wellbeing, ensuring caregivers have the strength and resilience to continue their caring roles with renewed energy.

For children, respite care presents enriching experiences away from their usual routines.

Whether it’s through in-home respite where familiar surroundings provide comfort, or centre-based respite that introduces them to new activities and friendships, these experiences contribute to their development and independence.

Respite care services play a crucial role in creating a balanced and nurturing environment for both children and their families.

Our Respite Care Services: Comprehensive Support for Families

Young girl with Down syndrome giving a thumbs up with a joyful expression, symbolising positivity in special needs care provided by carers.

At Care For Family, we’re proud to offer a spectrum of respite care services designed to meet the diverse needs of families.

Our in-home respite service ensures your child is cared for within the comfort and familiarity of their own home, by support workers who are not just caregivers but also companions and friends.

Centre-based respite, on the other hand, provides a safe and stimulating group setting where children can engage in activities, learn, and play.

Understanding the varying needs of families, our services are highly flexible, available full-time, on a short-term basis, and even during school holidays — times when parents may most need additional support.

Whether it’s a few hours to attend an appointment, a day to catch up on rest, or a week-long break during school holidays, Care For Family tailors respite solutions to fit your family’s unique needs, providing peace of mind and ensuring that every child receives loving and competent care.

Tailored Respite Care Plans for Every Child

At Care For Family, we believe every child or young person deserves care that’s as unique as they are. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to creating customised respite care plans that reflect each child’s specific needs and family preferences.

Our support workers and respite carers work closely with families to understand their requirements, ensuring that every aspect of the care provided aligns with their expectations.

These plans are dynamic, allowing for adjustments as a child’s needs evolve or as families’ circumstances change. It’s this personalised approach that ensures children receive the most beneficial and supportive care possible, tailored to foster growth, learning, and happiness.

Why Choose Care For Family for Your Child’s Respite Care?

oung girl showing her colourful painted hands with smiley faces, highlighting the creative activities offered in children’s respite care to enhance emotional and cognitive development.

Choosing Care For Family for your child’s respite care means selecting a partner deeply committed to delivering not just care, but compassion and understanding.

Our respite carers are renowned for their expertise and empathy, offering 24-hour support that adheres to the highest health and safety standards.

All of our children’s respite care workers are screened for suitability and have completed a Working With Children Check (WWCC), to ensure your peace of mind. With Care For Family, your child is in nurturing and capable hands.

Where can I find in-home respite care near me?

We offer in-home respite care services throughout Sydney and much of New South Wales.

To find out if we can offer in-home respite care in your area, get in touch via our website or give us a call on 02 9343 0880.

Emergency Respite Care for Children: Support When You Need It Most

Two young girls with disabilities actively participating in a dance class, demonstrating inclusion and activity in respite care services facilitated by carers.

Life is unpredictable, and there are times when families might face emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.

Care For Family understands this, which is why our emergency respite care services are designed to provide immediate support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Whether it’s a sudden hospitalisation or an urgent family matter, our team can step in at a moment’s notice, ensuring your child continues to receive high-quality care and support with a little disruption as possible.

This round-the-clock availability underlines our commitment to being there for families whenever they need us most, offering peace of mind in times of crisis.

Accessing and Funding Children’s Respite Care

Navigating funding for respite care can seem daunting, but Care For Family is here to guide you through every step. Including options like the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support, our team can help you understand and access the financial assistance available for respite care services.

To begin respite care with Care For Family, simply reach out to our compassionate staff.

We’ll discuss your needs, preferences, and how our services can support your family, ensuring you have all the information needed to make the best choice for your child’s care.

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Care For Family: Your Trusted Partner in Children’s Respite Care

Carer embracing a young boy in a hospital room, conveying emotional support and comfort in paediatric care settings.

As your trusted partner in children’s respite care, Care For Family is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support that enhances the well-being of both children and their families.

With our commitment to compassion, expertise, and flexibility, we ensure every family receives the care and understanding they deserve.

Unsure about where to start?

With years of experience in in-home care, we’re available to help you work out what support you need. Whether you are planning for the future or would like to start care immediately, we can help. Give us a call, we’d love to hear form you.

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