PARENTING group Ngala Community Services is extending its presence in the cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup, in partnership with Anglicare.
Its Parenting Connection WA partnership aims to support parents with children up to 18 years old in the north west metropolitan suburbs.
“Its purpose is for local parents to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to be the best parents they can be,” north west metro and building partnerships manager Sara Browne said.
“Ngala will work with local communities to identify particular needs, ensuring services are the right fit for the community.
“Local parents, community groups and service providers are encouraged to have their say and share what services would reflect their local community.
“Ngala will build a stronger presence in Alkimos in partnership with the City of Wanneroo extending to Yanchep.”
It already runs programs at the Jenolan Way Community Centre in Merriwa and at its Child and Parent Centre in Banksia Grove.
Ngala will start to have a presence at Joondalup Family Centre where parents can attend parent education and ‘circle of security’.
This month, it will hold an event in Merriwa for the local area partnership group to gather ideas, concerns and suggestions from parents on how to improve parenting services.
It will be at the Compass Centre on the corner of Connolly Drive and Jenolan Way from 9.30-11.30am on September 13.
To book a place, email NorthWestMetro.PCWA@ngala.com.au or call 9368 9368.
Ngala to continue at Jenolan Way Community Centre
NGALA Community Services will lease part of the Jenolan Way Community Centre for another three years.
The City of Wanneroo council recently approved a three-year lease for two offices and reception in the Merriwa facility, with an option to extend for another two years.
Ngala’s Merriwa office covers Quinns Rocks, Mindarie, Clarkson and Ridgewood as well, providing early parenting services for families with children up to six years old.
“Its principle aim is to provide and promote a range of services and programs that provide information, education, family support, early learning and development services including child care to families with young children,” the July council report said.
It said during the City’s lease discussions with Ngala, it identified that the organisation no longer required the toy library but did need two offices – one it already occupies – and the reception area.
“These spaces are available for lease and surplus to City requirements,” the report said.
“Given the toy library is no longer required by Ngala, consideration will now be given to the future use of this space.”
Ngala will pay a $1105 lease fee per year, which includes maintenance and a utility charge.
It runs ‘little explorers’ sessions for parents with one to three year olds and ‘baby and me’ sessions for babies up to 12 months old at the Jenolan Way Community Centre.