Our story


Our Purpose

Who Are We

Biala is an aboriginal word meaning “I understand” and it is through this understanding and empathy that we created this program. Biala Ringwood is a respite program designed to give families of children having additional needs (0 to 6 years) some relief from life’s constant demands.
Biala is not just a respite for the families, but an opportunity for the children to thrive in an environment suited to them.
Our parents leave their children with confidence, knowing that the kids are well cared for by loving volunteers, under the direction of our coordinator.
The benefits to you and your family

How we serve you

We understand the challenges of additional needs children and have provided a safe space to embrace your family as our own.

Our daycare program is personalised to each child for their wellbeing, whilst reducing the time and  financial pressures on you and your family.
There are a range of benefits for both families and children:
– A ratio of one carer to each child
– A personalised approach based on each childs needs.
– Activities that are designed to stimulate your childs development
– Socialisation with other children and carers that is not available with in-home care.
– Support to parents and guardians to enhance the whole family’s quality of life.
– Coffee mornings to provide an opportunity to share with other families
– Weekly music program.
The Daycare

The Program

The daycare operates on Thursday each week from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
As each child has different needs, the activities for the day may vary, however we will stick to a regular structure with music, lunch and free choice play as much as possible to maintain a comfortable routine.
The cost of the service is a small donation.