Parenting Courses & Services

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 suspended 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

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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).

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Parents Connect Online – Weekly Support Call

Online via Zoom: Commencing Thursday, 23rd April

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Circle of Security Parenting Online – Commencing 21st May 2020

Online via Zoom: Commencing 21st, May 2020

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Circle of Security Online – EVENING SESSIONS – Commencing 20th May

Online using Zoom: Commencing 20th May 2020

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Sing & Play Term 2 – Online Supported Playgroup

Online using Zoom: Commencing Friday, 8th May 2020

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Family Fun Time Online Workshop – Every Thursday this May!

Online via Zoom: Commencing Thursday, 7th May 2020

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Support for New Mums – Online Discussion

Online via Zoom: Commencing Friday, 5th June 2020

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Kids Learning at Home – Online Self –

Online via Zoom: Self-Paced Workshop, available today!

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Understanding Tears & Tantrums – 3 Dates this June!

Online using Zoom: Commencing Thursday, 4th June 2020

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Family Fun Time – Every Wednesday this June!

Online via Zoom: Commencing Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

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New Mums and Dads – Online Workshop

Online via Zoom: Commencing Saturday, 27th June 2020

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Parents Connect – Online Listening Support every Thursday this June!

Online via Zoom: Commencing Thursday, 4th June 2020

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Playful Parenting – Online Workshop

Online using Zoom: Commencing Wednesday, 27th May 2020

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Toddlers and Tantrums – Online Parenting Workshop

Online using Zoom: Commencing Saturday, 30th May 2020

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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.

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