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Starting Blocks is a great place to start when thinking about the care needs of your family. On this site, you can read about the different types of care options, search for services, and find out about fees, accreditation ratings, and more.   

Occasional Care provides the opportunity for parents to leave their preschool children (18 months to school age) in the care of qualified staff. Individual services differ in their hours of operation and programs. Click on services below for more information.
Bayside Playhouse and Occasional Care
Brighton Playroom Association
Castlefield Community Centre
Sandybeach Childcare and Early Learning Centre

Long day care operates Monday to Friday for at least 8 hours a day in a child care centre and caters for children, from birth to school age. Many Long Day Care centres offer a funded kindergarten program in addition to childcare. Find a service near you.

Family Day Care is in home child care regulated under the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority. Run from the homes of early childhood education and care professionals (educators) offering small group personalised play based learning programs which align with the National Quality Framework (NQF). Find out more and search for a service near you.