Casual Care and Occasional Care

Casual Care and Occasional Care are flexible childcare services for families who need childcare every now and then. They are suitable for families who only need childcare occasionally. 

We offer both Casual Care 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.

Casual care

We offer five-hour and full day casual care at five of our children’s centres across Yarra.  

These centres are specifically designed for the supervision, education and care of children.

Centre Location  Care type 
 Connie Benn Children's Centre  Fitzroy
  • Casual
  • Long day
  • Occasional
  • 4 year old Kindergarten
 Gold Street Children's Centre

 Collingwood
  • Casual
  • Long day
  • 4 year old Kindergarten
 Keele St Children's Centre  Collingwood
  • Casual
  • Long day
 North Carlton Children's Centre  North Carlton
  • Casual
  • Long day
  • 4 year old Kindergarten
 Yarraberg Children's Centre  Richmond
  • Casual
  • Long day
  • 4 year old Kindergarten

Fees and payments

For a full list of fees across our childcare services, how to check if you can claim any subsidies and payment options please go to our Fees, subsidies and payments page.

Session Service times Fee
Full day Various – same as long day care service times $126.50
5-hour 8:30am–1:30pm $60.20
2.5 hour
(Yarraberg only) 

8:30am–10:30am
11:00am–1:30pm
2:30pm–5:00pm

$30.12

The Federal Government has announced subsidised childcare for eligible families who need support through the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the Support for families with children during COVID-19 page. You can also visit our COVID-19 information hub for service changes information.

If you're eligible for the Commonwealth Government childcare subsidy, you will not have to pay the full amount per session.

Occasional Care 

Occasional Care is offered at the Connie Benn Early Learning Centre in Fitzroy. Four-hour and two-hour sessions are offered and 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.

You must enrol your child to be eligible for Occasional Care programs.

To begin the enrolment process, you'll need to email [email protected] to request a link from us from our new childcare management software Xplor.

You will need to have some documents ready to upload during the enrolment process:

  • An up to date copy of your child’s immunisation statement (AIR) from your MyGov portal
  • Your current Health Care Card if applicable
  • Any medical management plans if applicable
  • Any court orders or parenting plans if applicable

Service times

Day Time(s)
Monday  1:00pm–5pm
Tuesday
8:30am–12:30pm
or 2 hour sessions 
8:30–10:30am and 10:30am–12:30pm
Wednesday
8:30–12:30pm

Contact us

If you need any further information about casual or occasional care, please contact us on 03 9205 5555 or use our online form.