Occasional care is provided in a range of settings on either an hourly basis, or for short periods of time, or at irregular intervals. Occasional care is used for parents who:
- need time to attend appointments
- take care of personal matter
- undertake casual or part-time employment
- have temporary respite from full-time parenting
These services provide developmental activities for children and are aimed primarily at 0-6 year olds.
Funding for occasional care
The Victorian Government funds occasional care through the Family Learning Support program and the National Occasional Care program.
Occasional care is a licensed service and regulated by the Victorian Children's Services Act 1996 and Children's Services Regulations 2009. For more information, see:
For more information, see: