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Playgroups, playhouses and occasional care

Opportunities for playgroup, occasional care and childcare are available through various service types. Playgroups and playhouses are play spaces where parents stay with their children. Occasional care, family day care and long day care, are services delivered by qualified educators in an approved childcare setting.

Playgroups and playhouses

Playgroups and playhouses provide great opportunities for parents, babies and young children to meet and play in a purpose-built safe environment. Find out more at the following websites:

For further options please visit the Playgroup Victoria website.

Occasional care

Occasional Care provides the opportunity for parents to leave their preschool children in the care of qualified staff for short periods of time. Individual services differ in their hours of operation and programs, refer to the services websites below for further information.

Family Day Care

Family day care provides care for a small number of children in a home environment with a qualified educator. For more information about this service visit the Windermere Family Services website.

Other Childcare Services

To find approved education and care services, such as Long Day Care services go to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority website.