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14 Viridian Dr, Banksia Grove WA

The Child and Parent Centre – Banksia Grove is an early childhood one-stop shop that is welcoming, easy to access and a place to meet other families.  Conveniently located at Banksia Grove Primary School, supporting families living in Banksia Grove, Clarkson and Merriwa.

The centre has family-friendly facilities, offers programs and services working with families from the time children are born through to starting school and beyond. The centre can assist children to be ready to start school and to become happy, confident learners.

Services and support may include:

  • Child health services – purple book appointments and drop in clinic
  • Speech therapy support
  • Counselling services
  • Early learning programs – pre-kindy program
  • Early literacy/numeracy programs
  • Aboriginal playgroup
  • School holiday programs
  • Parenting and family support – play sessions for parents with children aged 0 to 4 years
  • Parent literacy support – English language classes
  • Parent workshops and groups such as the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), protective behaviours, toileting, sleep, starting school, food and nutrition and managing children’s behaviour
  • Early parenting groups
  • Referrals to other parenting services
  • Information about other local services and activities

The centre has a free app you can download to see what is available for you and your family. Simply download the ‘Skoolbag’ app, open the app and add ‘Child and Parent Centre – Banksia Grove’ to ‘My Schools and Services’

To find out more or to speak with a member of our team, call the Child and Parent Centre – Banksia Grove on 9367 0964 or email banksiagrove@ngala.com.au

Regular sessions at the Child and Parent Centre – Banksia Grove (unless stated, all sessions are held at the Child and Parent Centre – Banksia Grove, 14 Viridian Drive, Banksia Grove

  • First Steps Playgroup (up to 6 years) – Mondays 9:30am to 11:30am (school term only)
  • Busy Bees (18 months to 4 years) – Tuesdays 9:00am to 10:30am (school term only)
  • Crawlers to Walkers (8 months to 18 months) – Tuesdays 11am to 12:00pm (school term only)
  • Meet, Stay and Weigh (drop in clinic – birth to 8 months) – Tuesdays 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselling (AOD) – Wednesdays 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Little Learners Banksia Grove (pre-kindy) – Wednesdays 9:00am to 10:30am (school term only)
  • Little Learners Clarkson (pre-kindy) – Wednesdays 12:45pm to 2:15pm (school term only), Goodstart Early Learning Centre Clarkson, 60 Burnett Drive Clarkson
  • English Classes (for adults with English as a second language) – Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm (school term only).  These classes are run by Uniting Church Carramar.
  • Kurlanags Aboriginal Playgroup (birth to 5 years) – Thursdays 9:30am to 11:30am (school term only).  This playgroup is run by Patricia Giles Centre
  • Early Parenting Group (for parents with babies up to 3 months) – Thursdays 12:30pm to 2:00pm. This group is run by the Department of Health Child Health Nurse based at the Child and Parent Centre
  • Dads, Kids and Coffee (birth to 5 years) – the last Saturday of every month 9:30am to 11:30am
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