Occasional child care

Child playing with toys in child care service 

We have a small Occasional Care child minding service at Richmond Recreation Centre and Fitzroy Swimming Pool. Our staff offer a safe and fun space for children aged 6 weeks and over.

Sessions are Monday to Friday:

  • 9am to 10.30am
  • 10.30am to 12 noon

Costs are $11.25 (full fee), $7.15 (Yarra Leisure Member) or $4.30 (Concession).           

How do I enrol my child for the Occasional Care service?

You must enrol your child to be eligible for access to our occasional care service. You can enrol online using My Family Lounge.

How do I make an Occasional Care booking?

To make a booking for Occasional Care at Richmond Recreation Centre and Fitzroy Swimming Pool, please contact the centres directly.

Occasional Care services are available to Yarra Leisure members and non-members. Parents and guardians do not have to remain in the venue whilst the child is in care.

Casual and Occasional Care trial 2019

From Monday 7 January to June 2019, Yarra City Council will be trialing an expanded casual and occasional care service. The trial involves:

  • longer sessions offered at  Gold Street, Keele Street, Yarraberg and Connie Benn Children's Centres
  • more locations offered from March 2019. 

The trial was based on feedback from families about a need for longer and more flexible sessions. The longer sessions will still enable families to access the gym or pool, but will also provide opportunities for shopping, appointments, respite or even study.  

Find out more about the Casual and Occasional Care trial.