Phone 9367 0960

Child and Parent Centre – Calista

9367 0960

What is a Child and Parent Centre?

A child and parent centre is an early childhood “one-stop shop” that is welcoming, easy to access and a place to meet other families. The centre will have family-friendly facilities, offer programs and services that support parents, and help children develop and learn in their early years.

The centre coordinators are working with parents, schools and organisations to determine what programs and services are needed and wanted in the communities. Services may include:

  •       Maternal and child health services
  •       Early learning programs
  •       Playgroups
  •       Parenting information

Get in touch with the Child and Parent Centre – Calista




Join our activities

Parenting & Play Time (0–12 months)

Thursdays, 1pm–2.30pm
For dads, mums and extended adult families with babies (antenatal to about 1 year).

  •       Meet Ngala staff and other parents with babies
  •       Facilitated discussions about all aspects of early parenting
  •       Explore how babies learn through sensory play
  •       Find other groups and services in and near Kwinana to support your family

Laughs and good conversation guaranteed.
*subject to breaks during holiday periods. Please check with the centre for details.

Playgroups for Dads (0–5 years)

First Saturday of every Month, 9:30am–11:30am
Playgroup for dads and children aged 0–5 years in the Kwinana area, dads and other father figures welcome.

Come join other dads and their children in a relaxed and informal setting. Playing with Dad helps children learn new skills, grow stronger and become more confident. You are welcome to bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea. For enquires please contact Keith Read on 9368 9379 or

Baby Rhymetime (0–2 years)

Mondays, 9am–9.30am
This involves lots of singing, rhyming and body movement, as well as a simple story. No booking required, just come along.

Storytime (2–5 years)

Mondays, 10am–11am
This new Storytime session is open to all children aged between 2–5 years, younger siblings are welcome.

Come and enjoy a selection of stories, singing and a craft activity. No need to book, just come along.

MyTime Support Group

Fridays, 10:30am–12:30pm
*Term time only

This is a free support group for parents and/or carers of children with additional needs. Come connect with other carers, share your experience and find helpful information about support services.

For more information contact KEYS (Kwinana Early Years Services) on 9439 1838.