Child and Parent Centre

South Hedland Child and Parent Centre


Child and Parent Centres have been established in 16 communities throughout Western Australia. Located on public school sites, these family-friendly centres will be open to all parents and carers. The Child and Parent Centre initiative is an early intervention initiative developed between the Department of Education, Department of Child Protection, Department of Health and the Department of Local Government and Communities.

The Child and Parent Centre South Hedland initiative aims to provide early childhood support, services and programs to parents with children up to eight years old (including parents expecting children). Through the Child and Parent Centre at South Hedland Primary School, the YMCA engages the Hedland community in services that focus on the needs of children from birth to four years.


Services and programs presently running at and through the Child and Parent Centre are child health services, healthy eating workshops, early learning program, supported and universal and targeted daily playgroups, parenting information and support and referrals to other support services.


The Child and Parent Centre initiative represents a new way of doing things. Our aim is to work with local agencies and families to put into practice a ‘joined-up thinking’ that provides integrated services that increase health, well-being and school readiness for vulnerable young children and their families.

Drop in clinic: Free

Every Wednesday 9am – 12pm.

No appointments necessary.

Triple P sessions: Free

Bookings essential. A range of different parent sessions, including behaviour / sleep and positive parenting.

Gumala Playgroup: FREE

9am - 11:30am  morning tea provided

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday -

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – universal playgroup


For all other enquires, please contact:

Child and Parent Centre - South Hedland

1 Weaver Place

Ph:  (08) 9172 4956 


The Child and Parent Centre South Hedland is a State Government initiative, run by the YMCA in partnership with South Hedland Primary School.



Child and Parent Centre


Principal: Ms Lee Pereira 

Deputy Principal: Ms Adeline Monaghan

Deputy Principal: Mrs Julie Rose

Manager Corporate Services:
Mrs Janice Bentley

School Officer: Mrs Debbie Edwards

1 Weaver Place
South Hedland WA 6722

Telephone: 08 9172 7272