Children and Families

Brookton Early Years Network

The Brookton Early Years Network envisions a community that works together to benefit the life outcomes of children through the following guiding principles:

  • Prioritising child development in the early years.
  • The provision of accessible and appropriate services, facilities and environments.
  • Engagement of all parents in services and activities which will promote optimal child development, particularly from high risk groups.
  • Open communication channels and collaboration between agencies, community groups and individual community members.
  • Fostering the development of all children (0-8 years) through promotion and engagement in early years’ strategies, with 0-5 year olds being a priority target.
  • Ongoing support provided to existing programs and development of new programs which promote the development of children.
  • Existence of a representative body to advocate for issues which affect Early Years in Brookton.

Brookton Early Years Directory

Brookton Early Years Network Framework

Local Government and Early Years Networks Working in Partnership Resource

Australian Early Development Census

Brookton Public Library

The Brookton Public Library offers a range of services and resources for childrens and families. In particular the following programmes that focus on early literacy.

Storytime

Storytime is a story telling session for pre-schoolers, followed by a fun craft activity.

Baby rhymetime

Baby rhyme time is for parents and their babies (aged two months to two years). These sessions will introduce the benefits and fun ways of sharing nursery rhymes and action songs with your baby. 

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings is an early literacy program coordinated by the State Library of Western Australia that aims to promote the importance of reading, rhyming and talking to your baby. Brookton residents with children aged one year and under can collect a free book and parent kit from the library if they have not already received one from their local community child health nurse.

Kidsport

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees. Apply here.

Safer Swimming

Brookton Aquatic Centre - is open from November through to March and offers infant and toddler swimming pools under shade.  Brookton Amateur Swimming Club offer lessons for school age children and Dept of Education run VacSwim lessons in December. 

For more information about how to keep safe in the water this summer visit - Keep Watch at www.royallifesaving.com.au 

Child Health Clinic

Operates from the Saddleback Medical Centre by Silverchain.

Events and Activities

There are a range of community groups that provide sporting and cultural activities for children.  See here for our local directory.

Throughout the year a range of events are organised by the Shire and the community.  See here for the event calendar.

School Holiday Activities

A range of school holiday activities are available. 

Active fun days are run in partnership with Nyungar Wellbeing and Sports each holidays.

Brookton Community Resource Centre and Milly Molly Mandy's also run school holiday programmes.

Playgroups & Child Care

Milly Molly Mandy’s Childcare Centre

Long Day Care Centre, Monday to Friday
Williams Street, Brookton
Ph: 9642 6049

Brookton Family Playgroup

Meets every Wednesday during school terms
WB Eva Pavilion, 9.30 to 11.30
Ph: 9642 1431

Seabrook Family Playgroup

Meets every Wednesday during school terms
King Street Centre, 9.30 to 11.30
Ph: 9642 1041

Schools

Brookton District High School

Tiller Street, Brookton
Ph: 9642 1011

A daily bus service operates to the following district schools:

Narrogin Senior High School

St Matthews Primary School

Useful links and Contacts