Caring for local children

Created: Thursday, 25 July 2019

The Occasional Childcare service at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has been caring for the children of Maldon, Baringhup, Castlemaine and surrounds for many years. It is lovely to see the connections and friendships that start so young and continue throughout childhood as children head to pre-school, primary school and beyond. Occasional childcare is unique as families can book their children in as needed - there is no requirement to book every week and once enrolled, we accept children with only 1 week notice.

This year we transitioned to a new funding model and eligible families can now access the Childcare Subsidy (CCS) from the Federal government meaning that our service is now much more affordable with low to middle income families paying no more than $25 per day – and in some instances as little as $7.50 per day! Come and meet with us today to discuss how to enroll your child(ren) and to meet our friendly, qualified staff.

We are lucky in Maldon to have the Occasional Childcare service operating every Monday from 9.30am – 2.30pm and now we go through the school holidays too! We close for just 4 weeks over Christmas and January. During school holidays in Autumn, Winter and Spring we are able to take up to 6 primary school aged children which can just take the pressure off!

Many families rely on our service to provide them with an opportunity to pursue study, work or just a break for a few hours. Children love coming to the Occasional Childcare service where there are so many activities, a great play space and of course, friends!

Find out more about our Occasional Childcare service from our website: Or get in touch today on 5475 2093 or