Parenting Courses & Services

Protective Behaviours Parenting

Kwinana, Rockingham & surrounds: Commencing 30 June 2021 

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Listening to your child: The how and why of Emotion Coaching

Online Event via Zoom: Commencing Thursday 6th May 2021

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Take a Stand on Bullying

Kwinana & Surrounds: Commencing Tuesday, 8 June 2021

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Chaos to Cooperation (via Zoom)

Online Event via Zoom: Commencing Thursday 10th June 2021

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1,2,3 Magic & Emotion Coaching: 4 Week Program

Kwinana & Surrounds: Commencing 11th May, 2021


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Protective Behaviours Parenting: Early Years

Kwinana & Surrounds: Commencing 15 June, 2021

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Engaging Adolescents: 4 Week Program

Kwinana & Surrounds: Commencing Wednesday 2nd June, 2021

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Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

Kwinana, Rockingham & surrounds: Commencing 26th May, 2021

Kwinana, Rockingham & surrounds: 2 week commitment Commencing 14th June, 2021

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Sensory Kids

Kwinana & Surrounds: Commencing Thursday, 13th May 2021

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Circle of Security Parenting: 8 Session Workshop

Kwinana, Rockingham & Surrounds: Commencing Friday 30 April

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Engaging Adolescents – Three Week Parenting Course

Online Event via Zoom

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Understand Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

Cockburn and Surrounding Suburbs: Commencing Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 at 6:30pm

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Chaos to Cooperation

Melville and Surrounding Suburbs: Commencing Wednesday 21st April 2021 

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Family Fun Time (via Zoom)

Online via Zoom: Commencing Thursday 20th May 2021

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Family Fun Time

Cockburn and Surrounding Suburbs: Commencing Monday 10th May 2021

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Free Toilet Training Workshop

Cockburn and surrounds: Commencing 23rd June , 2021

Supported by Cockburn Parenting Service

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Other Course information:
Please email the SWMPS team at to register your interest in additional parenting courses including Circle of Security, Triple P Parenting, Tuning into Teens and more…

A guide for parents

Parents and carers with children aged birth to 18 years living in Cockburn, Rockingham, Kwinana, Fremantle, Melville and East Fremantle localities are eligible to access parenting support services to assist them in:

  • managing the challenges of parenting;
  • building knowledge, skills and confidence;
  • understanding children’s development; and
  • identifying local community supports and other relevant networks.

‘Parent’ is considered to include carers, foster carers, relative carers, stepfamilies, grandfamilies and others who have a direct full-time, part-time or occasional parenting role.

Download the guide for professionals.

Download the referral form.


For many years, Meerilinga has delivered parenting support, courses and services to thousands of families across Perth and we will continue to do so. From this month, the way parenting services in WA are delivered has changed and Meerilinga is proud to be partnering with our colleagues at Kwinana Early Years Services (KEYS) and the City of Cockburn, to provide the new South West Metropolitan Parenting Service (SWMPS).

New parents! Check out this wonderful resource, A Letter From Your Baby, written by the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health. This piece is written from the perspective of your newborn baby to you, and is a fantastic reminder of the vital work you do as a parent every day.

Contact your local service

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Dear families, we have some important information for our community.

The South West Metropolitan Parenting Service (SWMPS) is a vital source of information and support for parents. Our face to face services have been reduced due to COVID-19 government recommendations.

However, during this time of change and uncertainty the SWMPS partners – Cockburn Parenting Service, Kwinana Early Years Service (KEYS) Parenting Service and Meerilinga Parenting Service – are committed to providing resources and support to families by offering support calls via telephone or zoom, online platforms and sharing useful content, tips and ideas on social media.

Please contact us to find out more about online workshops and support calls.

Web page:
Facebook: /southwestmetropolitanparentingservice/

Cockburn Parenting Service:
Ph: P 08 9411 3855

KEYS Parenting Service:
Ph: 9439 1838

Meerilinga Parenting Service:
Ph: 0418792121

Stay safe 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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