Occasional Child Care is a licenced service operated by the City of Ballarat, offering a minimum of two hours care or up to a full day/week.
Bookings are available on the day (places permitting) or up to three weeks in advance. Benefits of the flexible booking system support parents to meet family needs such as taking a break from the demands of parenting, studying, shopping, keeping appointments, recreation, part time/casual work hours, socialisation for child/ren and family, leisure pursuits, voluntary community work, etc.
Staff ratios at Occasional Child Care is 1 staff member for every 4 children under the age of 3 years, and 1 staff member for every 11 children over the age of 3 years.
Occasional Child Care has been assessed by the Department of Education and Training and has successfully met the requirements of the National Quality Standards.