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

Stay safe 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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.

Join a parenting course 

Parenting By Connection Study Group

Course locations:
Cockburn & surrounds: 4 sessions Commencing Thursday 22 October

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Parents Connect Online – Weekly Support Call

Online via Zoom: Commencing Thursday, 23rd April

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Kids Learning at Home – Online Self –

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

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Family Fun Time – October Workshops

Online using Zoom: Commencing Friday, 16th October 

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Parent Refresh with Parenting by Connection (4 Week Program)

Online using Zoom: Commencing Thursday, 22nd October 

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Playful Parenting Workshop – Friday, 6th November

Melville & Surrounds: Commencing Friday, 6th November 2020

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Building Resilience (1 Session Workshop)

Online using Zoom: Commencing Wednesday, 18th November

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Wellbeing for Mums and Dads – Wednesday, 25th November

Online using Zoom: Commencing Wednesday, 25th November 

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Potty Time Parenting Workshop – Friday, 27th November

Melville & Surrounds: Commencing Friday, 27th November 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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