Occasional Care

Maroondah Occasional Care is a flexible, high quality, Council run child care service. The service provides a range of care options from 6 weeks (following the first immunisation) to 5 years old, offering families the opportunity to attend work, appointments or as socialisation for their child in a mixed age setting.

We offer:

  •  permanent term bookings
  •  casual/emergency care bookings.

Our services are delivered by highly qualified staff and offers a program that is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards to ensure that it is stimulating, developmentally appropriate and designed to respond to your child’s individual interests and needs. Our program also highlights the value of nature play and the importance of creating a sustainable environment.

Families provide food (and nappies) for their child which enables choice and allows us to offer affordable care. 

Enrolling your child in occasional care - now open school holidays!

Bookings for Maroondah Occasional Care are renewed on an annual basis or by phoning the Centre to check if there is a vacancy.

Eligible families may claim Child Care Subsidy for care provided.

Care is available Monday to Friday, including school holidays (Easter, mid-year and September), with the exception of the January school holidays when the service is closed.



9am to 12 noon


1pm to 4pm


9am to 4pm



The Maroondah Occasional Care centre is located at 7 Civic Square, Croydon.


Further information and bookings

For further information on Maroondah Occasional Care please phone 9298 4673 or email occasional.care@maroondah.vic.gov.au