Our occasional childcare service provides short periods of care for children under school age. Therefore families can access occasional care on either a regular or irregular basis. Parents use occasional child care for a variety of reasons, due to casual, shift-work or part-time work; respite care; crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.

Our service is licensed childcare and registered under the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Occasional care is available for those attending our courses and activities as well as those looking to place their children in a quality and caring environment while they attend to their own personal, working and family needs.
Occasional care gives parents and carers the flexibility to leave their children in an early childhood learning environment to socialise and interact with other children.  For additional information and assistance you can also visit the My Child website.

Our Friendly, Qualified staff

We have experienced and qualified childcare workers. Jo our service Coordinator and Rebecca her assistant are committed to providing a quality service in a warm friendly environment. Our program is designed to meet the individual needs of your child and the needs of the group. We welcome you to come and visit the centre and talk to our staff. Feedback from parents/carers is encouraged and welcomed.

Service times

We are pleased to be able to add additional times to our program due to the collaboration in the new Meredith Community Learning Centre.  Due to popular demand we are running 2 longer sessions each week. Our bridging session for Kinder aged children so that parents can collect the Kinder children and their older school aged siblings together at School pick up time will run from Term 2 onwards depending on demand.

Sessions for 2017

Day 6 month to 5 years Duration  4 Year old only (not in term 1) Duration
  Monday 9.15 to 1.45 pm 4.5hrs 2.00 to 3.15 1.25 hour
  Tuesday  9.15 to 12.15 pm 3 hrs 2.00 to 3.15 1.25 hour
  Wednesday 9.15 to 2.15 pm 5 hrs    
  Thursday 9.15 to 12.15 pm (PENDING) 3 hrs 2.00 to 3.15 1.25 hour
  Friday 9.15 to 2.15 pm 5 hrs    

Most families make a permanent booking throughout the term and we ensure there are places for those needing care on a casual and emergency basis. The centre is approved to provide carers with the opportunity to access the Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate. As a result this assists in making care in our centre affordable.

The service operates during school terms only.