Occasional Care is a service that provides intermittent care for children aged 0–5 years. Unlike Long Day Care, where children must be enrolled for particular days each week, this service provides flexible care for one-off or short term needs. Occasional Care is used by parents while they are shopping, attending appointments, or needing respite care, for example. Occasional Care may be useful to students who have only a couple of contact hours per week or need care in order to spend time studying or in the library.
Occasional Care Centres are subject to licensing regulations including heath and safety requirements. Parents using this service for work or study purposes may also be eligible for the Child Care Benefit. Visit the Department of Human Services website for more information.
There are no Occasional Care Centres at Sydney University. See the Occasional Care Centres list below for names of centres closest to the University.
The following is a list of Occasional Care Centres closest to the University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington campus. They are not connected to the University of Sydney or University of Sydney Union. Please contact the centres directly if you would like further information.
Redfern Occasional Care
55 Pitt Street, Redfern
Ph: 9288 5620
SDN Glebe Children's Education & Care Centre
112a Glebe St, Glebe
Ph: 9552 3747
Marrickville Occasional Care
356 Victoria Rd, Marrickville
Ph: 9558 1591
If you would like information about Occasional Care Centres near other University campuses or your residential area please contact the Child Care Access Hotline on 1800 670 305.