Not everyone is lucky enough to have family close by, or friends they can call upon to watch the kids for a couple of hours if you need to attend an appointment or simply need a break. This is where Perth’s occasional child care centres, or casual centres, can help. You can drop your child or children off for a couple of hours or for the full day and know they will be cared for in a safe environment while you do what you need to.
Below are some of the occasional child care centres available in Perth, but always remember to do your own research to make sure the centre meets the needs of you and your child. Please check with the centre directly regarding child care rebates available.
Whitfords Occasional Child Care Centre 21D Endeavour Road, Hillarys 9307 4977 Website: http://www.whitcare.com.au/home Costs: $15 per hour per child with a daily rate of $93 for six hours or more. The daily rate is capped at $146 for two children who attend a care session at the same time.
Offers casual child care for kids aged from six weeks to six years, and children can spend one hour or a full day at the centre.
Booragoon Occasional Child Care Centre 525 Marmion Street, Booragoon 9316 1253 Website: http://booragoonoccasional.weebly.com Costs: $11 per hour per child, which is charged by the hour, with rebates available.
Provides casual child care for kids aged from birth to five years. Meals are not provided.
Citiplace Child Care Centre City Station Complex, Corner Barrack and Wellington Street, Perth 9461 3540 Website: www.perth.wa.gov.au Costs: Contact the centre directly on 9461 3540.
Provides both long-term and occasional child care in the same centre from 8:15am to 5:15pm.
Yangebup Family Centre 11 Dunraven Drive, Yangebup 9417 9995 Website: www.yangebupfamilycentre.org Costs: $68 per day, with rebates available.
Provides care for children from eight weeks to six years old in a multi-age group environment, allowing siblings to be placed together.
Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Centre, Morley 3-5 Tara Street, Morley 9375 1985 Website: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au Costs: Check with the centre. Rebates are available.
Provides child care for up to 38 children aged from birth to six years – minimum booking is a half hour up to 8.5 hours.