Occasional care


Term 2 has commenced, however, we encourage families and children to stay at home as much as possible to keep the community safe and protect our health services. Families currently enrolled who plan to not attend will receive communication from the Educators regarding home learning/ activities support.

Council’s occasional care facilities will be open and operating for in-person education and care for families and children who require the service. The Federal Government are providing funding directly to providers to ensure that families receive free childcare from 6 April 2020 until further notice, this applies to all enrolments including absent children.

We thank you for your understanding at this time.


Any new registrations (below) will remain on hold until after the service is re-opened.

Expression of interest

If you  need to change your registration details, or require any further information, email us at chubadmin@surfcoast.vic.gov.au.

The occasional care program

If you need short term care for children from 12 months of age up to six years of age, you might be looking for occasional care. This program allows the flexibility to leave your child in care for 4 hours once a week in an early childhood learning environment to socialise and interact with other children.

Each session has a maximum of 15 children per session with two qualified educators (note: Friday sessions have a maximum of 10 children all aged under 3 years of age with two qualified educators).

Occasional Care Fact Sheet 2020(PDF, 94KB)

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Council Children's Centres

Torquay Children’s Hub
27 Grossmans Road, Torquay
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8.30am -12.30pm
$46.40 per session
To book contact us on 5261 0549 or at torquaychildrenshub@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre
12 Merrijig Drive Torquay
Thursdays from 8.30am-12.30pm
$46.40 per session
To book contact us on  5261 0549 or at torquaychildrenshub@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

More info on the Hub and Kurrambee Myaring programs

Occasional Care program philosophy(PDF, 79KB)  

Community Houses

For information on occasional care services operated by local community houses, please contact each community house directly.

Anglesea Community House
5263 2116

Lorne Community House
5289 4383

Winchelsea Community House
5267 2028