New sensory playroom at Identitywa’s Nollamara Children’s House to provide safe and calming environment


House senior Danielle Guildea with Braeden Canning and James Frossos. Picture: Kate Leaver
House senior Danielle Guildea with Braeden Canning and James Frossos. Picture: Kate Leaver

A NEW sensory playroom is a welcome addition to Identitywa’s Nollamara Children’s House.

The room, complete with sound machines, tactile boards and visual equipment, was designed for children with disabilities who stay at the centre.

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Identitywa chief executive Marina Re said the sensory room provided a safe and calming environment for children.

“We have been providing support for over 20 years from this service so it is a long running service, as an organisation we’ve been going for over 40 years,” she said.

Partially funded by the State Government, it provides overnight facilities, meals and physical therapy services so families or carers can have a break.

Stirling MLA Michael Keenan said the Federal Government grant of $10,000 for the sensory room would create a therapeutic and interactive space for children with disabilities.

Identitywa has recently opened a new hub on Halley Road in Balcatta.