Occasional child care

Child playing with toys in child care service 

Following a trial in 2019 we do no longer operate occasional care services at our venues. 

What was the casual and occasional care trial?

From January to June 2019, we trialed an expanded casual and occasional care service. We introduced longer, more flexible sessions at purpose-built childcare facilities across Yarra. The longer sessions still enable families to access the gym or pool, but also provide opportunities for shopping, appointments, respite or even study.  

Following the trial and evaluation report, where we consulted extensively with current leisure and child care users, a decision was made to continue to invest in more flexible casual and occasional care options, transitioning away from occasional care at our leisure centres. 

Our occasional care services at Fitzroy Pool, Richmond Recreation Centre and Collingwood Leisure centre will continue to operate until 20 December 2019 while we work with affected families to explore alternative care options.

Find out more about the casual and occasional care trial