Key Community Priorities

The Armadale West EYP community and working group is committed to achieving the following outcomes for all.

Priority #1

Child Development

To increase the number of children meeting developmental milestones and entering school developmentally ready.

Priority #2

Maternal Health

To improve access to and attendance at antenatal services to ensure mothers are healthy and babies have the best possible start to life.

Priority #3

Financial Well-being

To increase the number of families with children aged 0-4 who have a stable home and regular, nutritional meals.

Priority #4

Family Safety

To reduce the number of children aged 0-4 who have interactions with family and domestic violence.

Local Working Group

A new approach to co-designing, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of early childhood and family services.

The Early Years Partnership Local Working Group oversees the development and implementation of a local community plan, aimed at improving children’s well-being and school readiness.

The Community Plan is an active document that outlines the community’s priorities for achieving better outcomes for children and their families. The working group work together to provide specialist advice, local knowledge, and transparent decision making, to inform the strategic and operational priorities of the EYP in Armadale West and ensure these are successfully achieved to meet the local need.

Through the EYP, families and communities are supported to identify what they need to better help their children to grow.

With a focus on listening to learn, the group captures the voices of families, especially Aboriginal, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families, and service providers, including Government and not-for-profit services.

The 10 members of the Local Working Group include:

  • City of Armadale (co-chair) – Champion Centre Coordinator
  • 54 Reasons (co-chair) – Regional Manager
  • Department of Communities
  • City of Armadale – Connected Beginnings Community Team Leader
  • Challis Community Primary School
  • Neerigen Brook Primary School
  • Willandra Primary School
  • Parkerville Children and Youth Care
  • Department of Health, Child and Adolescents Health Service
  • Early Years Partnership Senior Community Engagement Officer

Other relevant stakeholders are invited to participate on an as-needed basis.

Child experiencing paint play
Children and parents playing together

Local Partner Organisations

City of Armadale

The City of Armadale is the fourth fastest growing local government in WA and the fifteenth in Australia. The population is approximately 91,000 and is expected to grow to 141,000 by 2036. The population is currently growing annually at 3.6%. This is more than three times the state average (1.1%) and more than twice the Australian average (1.5%). Over 50% of the population is under 34 years of age.

Child and Parent Centre Westfield Park

The Child and Parent Centre – Westfield Park offers a variety of programs and services for families and children in the Armadale area. Conveniently located at Westfield Park Primary School, we are open to all families in the community, including surrounding areas.

Our centre supports families with young children by providing access to early learning, maternal, health, developmental and parenting support services and programs in what are considered to be a child’s most busy and important formative years.

Nerrigen Brook Primary School

Neerigen Brook Primary School is an Independent Public School located in the centre of Armadale, 36 kilometres south east of Perth and caters for children from playgroup, through early childhood education to Year 6.

Willandra Primary School

The school has a focus on positive school improvement and is developing strengths in a shared leadership framework. We are particularly proud of our positive, nurturing learning environment where staff make a difference to students and their families every day.

Willandra Primary school has an ICSEA of 928 and 56% social disadvantage. Success for all students underpins our vision, planning, school operations and culture at Willandra Primary School.

Challis Primary School

Challis Community Primary School believes in enabling students to reach their academic, social and emotional potential whilst becoming valuable members of the community.

As a school community our mission is to deliver an excellent standard of education that supports students to achieve results equal to, or above state norms. Our school provides high quality education, alongside innovative programs and services, which cater to the needs of each individual child and their family.

Challis Community Primary School is unique in offering health and education services from birth, with formal schooling ranging from 3-Year-Old Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.

54 Reasons

In 2022 we revealed a new name for our work in Australia, 54 reasons, representing each of the 54 articles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. As 54 reasons, we proudly remain part of the Save the Children Australia Group. This change was guided by the children we work with here, who told us they wanted something of their own – something more accessible, relevant, playful and engaging. We listened, and now we’ve acted.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet, work and live, and recognise their continuing connection and care to land, water and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.