South West Metropolitan Parenting Service

Supporting parents to help their children thrive

South West Metropolitan Parenting Service (SWMPS) is a partnership between Meerilinga Parenting Service, City of Cockburn and Kwinana Early Years Service. SWMPS is dedicated to helping parents with children aged birth to 18 years to thrive, and engages with families in Cockburn, Rockingham, Kwinana, Fremantle, Melville and East Fremantle.

‘Parent’ includes mums, dads, carers, foster carers, relative carers, stepfamilies, grandfamilies and others who have a direct full-time, part-time or occasional parenting role.

Parents can 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.

SWMPS offers workshops across a range of parenting topics including parent-child relationships, attachment, behavior, emotional regulation, sleep, feeding, toileting and play and development.
Evidence-based and evidence-informed workshops are available and include: • Circle of Security • Tuning into Kids • Tuning into Teens • 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching • Parents as Teachers – Discovery Circle • Parenting by Connection

Those who identify as Dads/Fathers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, and young parents (under 25) are welcomed to engage with the caring and responsive SWMPS service.

Services are free or low cost and no referral is needed if you are a parent / carer.  For agencies referring families, please complete a referral form.

Download the referral form

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