Apply for a place at Redfern Occasional Care
Redfern Occasional Child Care is staffed by qualified and experienced workers and provides occasional care for children between 6 weeks and 6 years of age.
Project Status: When you need to do this
What you need to do
Organise a tour
If you are considering enrolling your child at one of our childhood services (including Redfern Occassional Care) for the first time, we recommend you contact the centre coordinator to organise a tour of the service.
You may be asked to confirm your family’s status under the activity test and/or if your family meets the lower income threshold for the current financial year. Alternatively, you can contact the Department of Human Services for clarification.
Apply to go on the waiting list
To apply to go on the waiting list for a child care place, complete the online application form.Apply to go on the waiting list
If you’re already enrolled
If you’re already enrolled, you can securely pay your child care fees online using Visa, American Express or Mastercard.
After you register to use our online services you can make your payment anytime.Pay for child care
Before you start
Child care finder
The federal government’s child care finder will help you find local centre-based day care, family day care, in-home care and outside school hours care.
The City of Sydney operates 4 childcare services:
- Alexandria Child Care Centre
- Broughton Street Kindergarten (Glebe)
- Hilda Booler Kindergarten (Glebe)
- Redfern Occasional Child Care
Alexandria offers long day care while Redfern offers full and half-day care on occasion.
The Broughton Street and Hilda Booler kindergartens offer pre-school programs with extended hours.
After school and vacation care
We run 6 after-school and vacation care programs for primary school children aged 5 to 12 years in Pyrmont, Surry Hills, Redfern, The Rocks (KGV), Ultimo and Woolloomooloo.
After you finish
At least 24 hours notice must be given for cancellations otherwise fees are still payable, even if you or your child is sick.
We are closed on public holidays, staff development days and for a short period over the Christmas and New Year break.
Relief program fee
- half day $19
- full day $38.
The child care subsidy is available to assist with the cost of these fees. A discount off the standard fee and the relief program fee is available for eligible families.
Late pick-up penalty fees apply.
About this centre
This licensed centre is staffed by qualified and experienced workers and provides occasional care for children between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. The children are grouped by age into 3 different playrooms.
Our program is based on the National Early Years Learning Framework, which focuses on children's interests, strengths and individual needs. Our educators work closely with the children to develop a play-based program that is enriching and encourages collaborating with peers, making choices while building on their strengths and emerging skills. The experiences we offer foster children's social, creative, language, cognitive and physical skills.
The centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Bookings can be made up to 2 weeks in advance (based on availability) when you have an appointment to attend, shopping to do, or simply need a break from parenting.
For all general enquiries about the City of Sydney's childcare services please contact Catherine Avero, on 02 9246 7886.