Occasional Care

Occasional Care offers short periods of care for children aged six weeks to six years across the municipality, allowing you to leave your children in our care while you attend business, appointments, recreation or simply some time out.

Each program can cater for up to 25 children which includes 10 children under the age of three and 15 children over three.

Each program is staffed by three Early Childhood educators. Two educators hold a Diploma in Children's Services and one holds a Certificate III in Children's Services.

Sessions for 2018

Bridge Road Children's and Community Centre
260-266 Bridge Road, Melton South
Monday - 9am to 12pm

Botanica Springs Children's and Community Centre
249 Clarkes Road, Brookfield
Tuesday - 9am to 12pm
Wednesday - 9am to 12pm

Burnside Children's and Community Centre
23 Lexington Drive Burnside
Monday - 8.30am to 12pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 12pm

Creekside Community Centre
3-37 The Crossing, Caroline Springs
Wednesday - 9am to 12pm
Thursday - 9am to 12pm
Friday - 9am to 12pm

Melton Central Children's Centre
237 Station Road, Melton
Thursday - 9am to 12pm
Friday - 9am to 12pm

Parkwood Green Community Centre
88-94 Catherine Drive, Hillside
Tuesday - 8.30am to 12:30pm

Springside Children’s and Community Centre
24-50 Becca Way, Caroline Springs
Wednesday - 8.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 12.30pm
Friday - 8.30am to 12pm

Fees and Charges

3 hour session
$24.00 

3.5 hour session
$28.00

4 hour session
$32.00

Orientation Fee
$9.00 per hour

Late pick up fee
$10.00 per 15 minutes

*Please note: fees are inclusive of an administration levy of 50c per hour.

How Do I Enrol My Child

Please complete the Occasional Care Enrolment Form(DOCX, 69KB) or Occasional Care Enrolment Form(PDF, 297KB)   and send it to:

Melton City Council Occasional Care
PO Box 21
Melton VIC, 3337

Once your enrolment form is received, you will be contacted by one of Council’s Program Leaders to arrange with you a visit to the service.

For more information, contact the Council's Children's Services Program Team Leader on 9747 7200, or by email at occasionalcare@melton.vic.gov.au.