Casual and occasional care is flexible childcare for families who need childcare every now and then. It is suitable for families who do not need childcare regularly, but require childcare occasionally.
We offer casual and occasional care at children’s centres across Yarra. These centres are specifically designed for the supervision, education and care of children. They also offer services like kindergarten, long day care, maternal and child health, and parent information sessions.
The services are also licensed with the Department of Education and Training.
We offer five-hour and full day casual care sessions at children's centres across Yarra.
|Name of centre||Address||Phone|
|Connie Benn Children's Centre||160 Brunswick St, Fitzroy||03 9426 1500|
|Gold Street Children's Centre||64 Gold St, Collingwood||03 9205 5576|
|Keele St Children's Centre||177 Keele St, Collingwood||03 8415 0970|
|North Carlton Children's Centre||481 Canning St, North Carlton||03 9274 2710|
|Yarraberg Children's Centre||4 River St, Richmond||03 9428 0707|
|Full day||Various – same as long day care service times||$122.10|
|5-hour||8.30am to 1.30pm||$58.15|
|2.5 hour (Yarraberg only)||
8.30am to 10.30am
If you are eligible for the Commonwealth Government childcare subsidy, you will not have to pay the full amount per session.
We offer four, three and two hour occasional care sessions at Connie Benn Early Learning Centre in Fitzroy. The sessions are run by experienced and qualified early childhood educators. The sessions are designed to stimulate the creativity, growth and development of all who attend.
Children can attend a maximum of 8 sessions per month and no more than 3 in a week.
|4-hour session – Full fee||$29.35|
|4-hour session – Concession||$10.45|
|3-hour session – Full fee||$22|
|3-hour session – Concession||$10.45|
|2-hour session – Full fee||$14.70|
|2-hour session – Concession||$5.25|
|7-hour session (pending confirmation)||$81.40|
How to enrol
You must enrol your child to be eligible for casual or occasional care programs.
Enrolments are now open. You can enrol online using My Family Lounge.
You will need to provide some documents with your application.
You must provide a copy of your child’s Immunisation Status Certificate when you enrol.
Depending on your circumstances, you may also need to provide a copy of:
- Court Order / Parenting Plan
- Medical Management Plan
Read our Family Handbook (749kB PDF)
If you need any further information about casual or occasional care, please contact us on 9205 5555 or use our online form.