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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 children (0 – 8 years) and parents to be. If you have any questions or would like to be more involved in what happens in the Early Years space, we would love to hear from you. Please contact 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: Alkimos Pop-up Library, Graceful Boulevard, Alkimos
When: Every Tuesday // 9:30am to 11:30am during term times
Enquiries: 9407 1600 and 9405 5942

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

Where: Clarkson Library, 27 Ocean Keys Boulevard, Clarkson
When: Every Friday // 9:00am to 11:00am during term times
Enquiries: 9405 5907 and 9405 5942

Where: Girrawheen Library, Patrick Court, Girrawheen
When: Every Monday // 9:00am to 11:00am during term times
Enquiries: 9342 8844 and 9405 5942

Where: Wanneroo Library Cnr Dundebar Road and Rocca Way, Wanneroo
When: Every Friday // 9:00am to 11:00am during term times
Enquiries: 9405 5940 and 9405 5942

Where: Yanchep/Two Rocks Library, Lisford Avenue, Two Rocks
When: Every Monday // 9:30am to 11:30am during term times
Enquiries: 9561 1110 and 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.

It's All About The Past

A free play session held in our museum which 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 // 10.00 am to 11.00 am during term times.
Enquiries: 9405 5920

It's All About Rhymes & It's All About Stories

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

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 a wide range of parenting information including a free parenting line and local parenting support sessions. 

Raising Children Network

A comprehensive parenting website including ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.

CoLab - Collaborate for Kids

A partnership between Telethon Kids Institute and the Minderoo Foundation. The aim is to bring together families, practitioners and researchers to provide evidence to improve service delivery and community capacity.

Find a Childcare Service

A comprehensive guide to finding childcare services to suit your needs. Includes child care quality ratings, information on child development and tips for parents.

The ORIGINS Project

A long term study following 10,000 families over the next decade to improve child and adult health. Available to women birthing at Joondalup Health Campus.