Occasional care

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About our occasional care services

Occasional care provides flexible hours of quality child care for children aged 6 months up to school age. The service provides families with the opportunity for their children to engage in early childhood learning on days and hours that best meets their needs. Families can access the service regularly on a sessional basis, irregularly, or on short notice. The fees reflect the amount of time a child spends in care.

For the latest information about the service see:

2021 Program Information

2021 Enrolment Form



The local Occasional Care Service is at the Darley Early Years Hub, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.

Session Times

  • Monday:       9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Friday:          9:00 am – 2:00 pm

It does not operate on public holidays or during the school holidays.



Families are welcome to experience the program with their children and to meet the Educators and ask any questions.

Please email the Early Years team at Council to request an enrolment form.


Fees and payments

Fees: $9.50 per hour

Payments can be paid via EFTPOS in person at the Darley Early Years Hub,182 Halletts Way, Darley. Cash payments are not accepted. Bookings are confirmed when payments have been received in full.


How to earn Care vouchers

Foodworks Bacchus Marsh provides vouchers to families enrolled in the Occasional Care Service. For every $500 spent at Food Works Bacchus Marsh, families can receive $12 off their fees. Vouchers are available from the Occasional Care Service and Foodworks Bacchus Marsh.


Last Updated:

Wednesday, 21 October, 2020 - 12:54