Occasional child care

Child playing with toys in child care service 

We have an 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. This service will continue to operate until 20 December 2019. 

Sessions are Monday to Friday:

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

Costs are $11.55 (full fee), $7.35 (Yarra Leisure Member) or $4.40 (Concession).  

How to enrol and make a booking

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

To make a booking, 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

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