The City of Canterbury Bankstown provides a wide range of children’s services for local families. Services across the City cater for the differing needs of children and their families, providing high quality, innovative care and education programs.
Our Occasional Care service is for families who require child care at varying times, allowing parents to go shopping, attend appointments, work part-time, study, job seek or attend to any other demands on their time.
It’s a flexible service which provides a secure and stimulating environment for our children. When parents place their children in our hands, they know our staff can be trusted to provide the highest possible level of care.
WHAT IS OCCASIONAL CARE?
Occasional Care is a centre-based service that supports families by providing flexible child care for children from birth to school age. Carrington Occasional Care is licensed to care for 28 children at any one time.
Our centre allows you to leave your child in an early childhood learning environment to socialise and interact with other children, for short periods of time.
WHO CAN USE IT?
Occasional Child Care is available to all children, from birth to school age, including children who live outside the City of Canterbury Bankstown. Reasons for using this service may include part-time work, study, job seeking or other commitments that place demands on parents' time.
Parents may book their child in our centre for up to 30 hours per month. We do however require bookings made one week in advance.
If you require longer hours of care please contact our Children’s Services Manager on: 9879 9429 to find the service that best suits your needs.
HOW DO CHILDREN BENEFIT?
The centre‘s focus is on providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment that is stimulating and encourages your child’s participation. Our experiences are based on children’s interests and individual needs.
We encourage you to come along and visit our centre before deciding to enrol your child. This provides the opportunity for your child to become familiar with the centre's environment.
HOW IS IT STAFFED?
Occasional Care employs three full-time and one-part time staff member. Our staff are bilingual and come from different cultural backgrounds.
IS THERE A COST?
The centre does charge a fee, however we are an approved service, which means we are able to offer eligible families the Child Care Benefit to assist with fees. Fees are paid by the hour at the end of each session.
WHAT ARE THE SERVICE HOURS?
We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am– to 4.30pm Bookings can be made one week in advance, with no waiting list for enrolment.
We look forward to developing a friendly and trusting relationship with you and your child.