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The City's Early Childhood Officers are here to promote activities, offer advocacy and provide advice for parents, carers and their young children (0-8 years) living in the City of Wanneroo. If you have any questions or would like to know more about what is happening for the City's youngest residents don't hesitate to contact us on 9405 5942 or 9405 5907.

Early Childhood Strategy

The City of Wanneroo is committed to providing support to families and communities to ensure young children are given the best possible chance to learn, develop and achieve good mental and physical health.

To achieve this vision, we have developed an Early Childhood Strategy that provides the framework to improve the health and wellbeing of the youngest members of our community.

Early Childhood Strategy & Policy

Local children's activities

It's All About Play

A free program that has been specifically designed for children aged 0-4 years, their parents and carers. Come along and play with the homemade toys, find the hidden wonders in the discovery boxes or cuddle up with a good book. It's All About Play offers a fun environment where kids can be kids and adults can enjoy play time too!

No bookings required.

Where: Wanneroo Library Cnr Dundebar Road and Rocca Way, Wanneroo
When: Every Friday 9:00am to 11:00am during term times
Enquiries: 9405 5907 and 9405 5942

Where: Banksia Grove Community Centre, 14 Grass Tree Bend, Banksia Grove
When: Every Wednesday February 9:30am to 11:30am during term times.
Enquiries: 9405 2722 or 9405 5942

Playgroups

Playgroups provide an excellent opportunity for children and their carers to make new friends and have some fun. Playgroup WA are on hand to help people find a group or set up a new one. To find a playgroup in your area contact Playgroup WA.

Museum information

It's All About The Past

A free session from our Museum the program has been designed to introduce little ones between the ages of 2 and 5 years to the history of Wanneroo in a fun and interactive way.  The program explores different themes throughout the program via craft activities, play and storytelling. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the local history, explore the museum and examine interesting objects of the museum’s collection.

Where: Wanneroo Museum 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

When: Every Monday from the 14th March 10.00 am to 11.00 am during term times.

Enquiries: 9405 5900

Rhyme Time and Story Time

These sessions are an amazing way to introduce children to the wonder of their local library. Story time is for children aged 3 to 5 year olds. The sessions are free and last about 30 minutes and include a craft activity.

Rhyme time sessions are also free and cater for younger children aged 0 - 2 years through songs and storytelling.

More information available on the events calendar accessible from the library homepage.

Useful links

There are a number of agencies, groups and services that operate across the City of Wanneroo for parents, carers and children.

Playgroup WA

Providing information on existing playgroups, or how to set up your own.

Fly in Fly out family support

A resource for support if you are a fly in fly out family member, or are contemplating becoming one.

Ngala

Provides early childhood and parenting information - including local parenting and support sessions

Raising Children Network

Wanslea Family Services

A family services organisation which provides information on foster care, child care and family care