South Hedland CPC

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).

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.

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.


Playgroups held at the Child and Parent Centre, Weaver Place:
Monday - Lego's Club 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Monday to Friday - Gumala 3A Playgroup 8:30am - 11:30am

Play in the Park
Koombana Park, 47 Steamer Ave, South Hedland
9:00am - 11:00am

South Hedland Library
Colebatch Way, South Hedland
9:00am - 10:30am

Child Health Nurse

Every Wednesday, simply drop in between 9:00 -12:00pm, no appointment necessary.

For all other enquires, please contact:

Child and Parent Centre - South Hedland
1 Weaver Place
Ph: (08) 9172 4956

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