Cockburn Parenting Service (0-18)

Cockburn Parenting Service: A partner of the South West Metropolitan Parenting Service.

The South West Metropolitan Parenting Service (SWMPS) is a partnership between City of Cockburn, Kwinana Early Years (KEYS) and Meerilinga Parenting Service. The parternship provides parenting services to parents and carers living in Cockburn, Kwinana, Melville, Rockingham, Fremantle and and East Fremantle. For more information and to find out the current courses available visit Meerilinga Parenting Services website.

Cockburn Parenting Service is a free service for families with children aged 0-18 years in the City of Cockburn. The service provides practical advice on children’s development, parent education and information, emotional support and strategies to assist those in a parenting role. Cockburn Parenting Service provides parenting information and strategies delivered through a variety of forums including parenting groups, events and individual programs as needed.  

Cockburn Parenting Service: support for parents

We offer a range of support services for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0-18 years including:

  • Emotional support and information  for parents covering early parenthood through to adolescence
  • Helping to manage the challenges of parenting 
  • Provide information to support your child's development from 0-18 years
  • Helping you understand your child’s emotional needs and behaviour
  • Giving ideas to strengthen your relationship with your baby, child or young person
  • Identifying local community support networks. 

We offer free services for parents including:

  • A range of different parenting groups
  • Practical advice on children’s development and learning
  • Information on children’s emotional needs and how best to respond
  • Help to set limits while maintaining a close and connected relationship 
  • Information and ideas to assist with language, motor skills, and social/emotional development
  • Individual programs where required for parents and their children
  • Connecting parents to other services and programs within the community

Group programs include:

  • Parenting by Connection (Building Emotional Understanding & Understanding Tears and Tantrums) Hand in Hand Parenting
  • Tuning in to Kids
  • Tuning in to Teens
  • Engaging adolescents
  • Sing and Play (supported playgroup)
  • My Time (Aboriginal parent/grandparent group
  • Parent Circle (parent support group)

More information and contact

Cockburn Parenting Service provides a range of group activities and programs to support parents of children aged 0-18 years. Please visit Events and Workshops for a full list of programs, events and activities for parents and children.

Please contact Cockburn Parenting Service on 08 9411 3855 for more information or email us at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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