Boroondara has a variety of occasional care services that cater for children up to school age.

Ocasional Care is provided in a range of settings on either an hourly basis, for short periods of time, or at irregular intervals specifically for parents who need time to attend appointments, undertake casual or part-time employment, study or have temporary respite from full-time parenting.

Most occasional care services comply with State Government Regulations however some may be required to comply with National Regulations - the same children's services Regulations that apply to long day care centres and kindergartens.

Some services provide specific sessions for over three-year-olds, which can be a great stepping-stone for children who are not quite ready for kindergarten.

And of course they provide a safe, fun and educational play-based program for children!

For more information see the Council's fact sheet or call Family Services on 9278 4613. 

Services marked with an asterisk (*) are for the use of club members only.


Please contact services directly to find out about any vacancies they may have.


Craig Centre
7 Samarinda Avenue
Ashburton 3147
Phone: 9885 7789
Email: Director - Craig Centre

Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre
8 Warner Avenue
Ashburton 3147
Phone: 9885 0333


Balwyn Leisure Centre
230 Balwyn Road
Balwyn 3103
Phone: 9857 8031

Goodlife Health Club*
149 Whitehorse Road
Balwyn 3103
Phone: 9817 4496

Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Road
Surrey Hills 3127
Phone: 9836 7833 

Balwyn North

Boroondara Tennis Centre*
150 Bulleen Road
Balwyn North 3104
Phone: 9850 4500


Bowen Street Community Centre
102 Bowen Street
Camberwell 3124
Phone: 9889 0791
Email: Bowen Street Centre

Genesis Camberwell Kidzone*
13 Burke Avenue
Camberwell 3124
Phone: 9811 1000


Play Station
190A Canterbury Road
Canterbury 3126
Phone: 9836 9942


Hartwell Child Care Association Inc
Cnr Milverton Street & Highfield Road
Camberwell 3124
Phone: 9889 6622


Hawthorn Community House
32 Henry Street (office address)
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 9819 2629

Hawthorn Early Years
584-586 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn 3122

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Linda Crescent
Hawthorn 3122

Hawthorn East

Gym Kids and Friends, Fernwood Fitness Club
12 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East 3123
Phone: 9882 0006


Kew Neighbourhood House
6 Derby Street
Kew 3101
Phone: 9853 3126

Kew Recreation Centre
383 High Street
Kew 3101
Phone: 9853 6177

Kew East

North Balwyn Play Centre
Rear 21 Strathalbyn Street
East Kew 3102
Phone: 9819 7674

Surrey Hills

Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Road
Surrey Hills 3127
Phone: 9836 7833