Occasional care

Needing a break? Our occasional child care service provides flexible care for children aged between six months and five years.

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We can help you take a break

We can help if you need short-term care of your child between the ages of six months and five years.

We provide a friendly, inclusive and respectful service, managed by Council and staffed by qualified educators.

Our programs are developed by qualified early childhood educators and are rich in play opportunities that enhance children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

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Carnegie Occasional Care Centre

Carnegie Occasional Care program is available on Wednesday and Thursday during school terms on a casual basis.

Read the Glen Eira occasional care information sheet to find out more. 


Carnegie Children's Multipurpose Centre (next to Carnegie Library and Community Centre) 
3–7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie


  • Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm

How to book

Bookings are taken from 8.30am Monday, one week in advance of care.

  • bookings are essential
  • places can be booked on a casual basis
  • bookings are taken from Monday, one week in advance of care.

If you're using our service for the first time, please complete our Occasional care enrolment form (PDF, 156KB) and take it with you on your first visit. You must do this before you leave your child at our service.

GESAC Occasional Care


Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC)
200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East


Sessions are available Monday to Friday:

  • Session 1: 9.15am to 10.25am (1hr 10min)
  • Session 2: 10.30am to 11.50am (1hr 20min)
  • Session 1 + 2: 9.15am to 11.50am

How to book

Bookings are taken from 12.30pm seven days in advance of care.

  • bookings are essential
  • places are booked on a casual basis 
  • bookings are taken from seven-days in advance of care
  • non-members pay in person at GESAC reception
  • members can purchase passes through PerfectGym or pay in person at GESAC reception
  • cancellations must be received by 8am the day of the booking.

For further information visit, our Glen Eira Leisure GESAC Occasional Care page.

Other occasional care providers

Caulfield South Community House
450 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South
Phone: 9596 8643

Godfrey Street Community House
9 Godfrey Street, Bentleigh
Phone: 9557 9037


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