Casual and occasional care

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.

Casual care

We offer five-hour and full day casual care sessions at:

  • Connie Benn Early Learning Centre in Fitzroy 
  • Gold Street Children’s Centre in Collingwood
  • Keele Street Children's Centre in Collingwood 
  • Yarraberg Children’s Centre in Richmond
  • North Carlton Children’s Centre in Carlton.

All five-hour casual sessions run from 8.30am to 1.30pm and full day sessions are up to 10.5 hours.  

Five hour sessions cost $56.70 and full day sessions cost $119.10. 

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

Occasional care 

We offer four-hour occasional care sessions at Connie Benn Early Learning Centre in Fitzroy:

Fees: $28.65 full fee and $10.20 when a HCC is presented.

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 12.30pm 
  • Monday and Wednesday: 1pm to 5pm 

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. 

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

More information

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