Parenting Courses & Services

For many years, Meerilinga has delivered parenting support 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).

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.

See the guide for professionals here.

Join a parenting course 

Tuning into Kids 

A FREE four week parenting course for parents of children aged 3-11 years. An evidence-based parenting program that teaches emotional coaching skills to help parents recognise, understand and manage their own and their children’s emotions during difficult times.

Course locations:
Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 1 August, Mount Pleasant Primary SchoolClick here for more information.

Commencing 29 August, Willagee Community CentreClick here for more information.

Tuning into Teens

A  FREE four week parenting course for parents and carers of adolescents aged 12–18 years. This program is designed to provide you with the tools to help your teen develop their emotional intelligence while navigating the challenges of their transition into adulthood.

Course locations:
Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 19 July 2017. Click here for more information. *Bullcreek Tuning into Teens is currently at capacity. However, if you’d like to email your interest, your name will be kept on a wait list.

tuning into kids Circle of Security – Parenting

A FREE five week parenting course for parents of children from birth to 18 years. An internationally recognised course, Circle of Security will show you how to strengthen your relationship with your child, teaching you new ways to understand their behaviour and needs, as well as the importance of having a secure attachment.

Course locations:
Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 17 July 2017, Meerilinga CockburnClick here for more information. *Cockburn Circle of Security is currently at capacity. However, if you’d like to email your interest, your name will be kept on a wait list.

Commencing 31 July 2017, Willagee Community CentreClick here for more information. *Willagee Circle of Security is currently at capacity. However, if you’d like to email your interest, your name will be kept on a wait list.

1 2 3 magic1-2-3 Magic & Emotional Coaching

A  three week parenting workshop which gives parents and caregivers a simple and effective approach to discipline children aged 2-12 years. It provides parents with knowledge and practical skills to nurture their child’s emotions, whilst setting limits confidently and calmly, and the ability to follow through with reasonable consequences.

Course locations:
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 9 August 2017. Click here for more information.

circle of security workshop teaching secure attachments

Circle of Security – Parenting

A FREE five week parenting program for parents of children from birth to 18 years. This internationally recognised program focuses on how to strengthen the parent/child relationship. Teaching parents and carers new ways to understand their children’s behavior and needs as well as the importance of having a secure attachment.

Course locations:
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 25 July 2017. Click here for more information.

parents as teachers discovery circle

Parents as Teachers – Discovery Circle

A five week parenting education and baby play program for parents and their children aged between 5 and 12 months. The program provides parents an opportunity to develop their parenting skills to be their child’s first and most influential teacher.

Course locations:
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 18 July 2017. Click here for more information.

 

Tuning into Kids

tuning into kids is a parenting course by south west metropolitan parenting programA free four week parenting group to learn emotional coaching skills to help you recognise, understand and manage your own and your children’s emotions during difficult times. Suitable for parents of children 5 – 12 years.

Course locations:
Cockburn & surrounds: Commencing 28 August 2017. Click here for more information.

meerilinga Grandparents Kingsley PG

Chatter Matters – Parent Seminar

Join us for a free presentation by Karen Nitsche (speech pathologist) providing information and resources on how to give your child the best start to learning language.

Course locations:
Cockburn & surrounds: Commencing 23 September 2017. Click here for more information.

 

Contact your local service

location map south west metro parenting service

  • Tuning into Kids

    A free four week parenting group to learn emotional coaching skills to help you recognise, understan...

    August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tuning into Kids – Willagee

    A 4 week course suitable for parents with children aged 3 – 11 years. This is an evidence-based pa...

    August 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Chatter Matters – Parent Seminar

    Join us for a free presentation by Karen Nitsche (speech pathologist) providing information and reso...

    September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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