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 Casual Care at five of our services across Yarra.

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

We offer five-hour and full day casual care 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

Fees

Session Service times Fee
Full day Various – same as long day care service times $122.10
5-hour 8:30am–1:30pm $58.15
2.5 hour (Yarraberg only) 

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

$29.10

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 Connie Benn Centre.

We offer four and two hours care 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.

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

Fees

4-hour session – Full fee $29.35 
4-hour session – Concession $10.45
2-hour session – Full fee $14.70
2-hour session – Concession $5.25

How to enrol

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

To begin the enrollment process, you'll need to email occasionalcare@yarracity.vic.gov.au to request a link from us from our new childcare management software Xplor.

Documents required to enrol

  • 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

Payment

Occasional Care accounts are charged every two weeks and all accounts are required to be maintained with a direct debit from either a bank account or credit card. 

More information

Read our family handbook (749kB PDF) 

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