Redfern Occasional Care

Redfern Occasional Care

From 6 weeks to 6 years

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. 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.


Full day

  • $67 for children under 2
  • $64 for children over 2
  • $35 for Indigenous support.

Half day

9am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 4pm

  • $33.50 for children under 2
  • $32 for children over 2
  • $17.50 for Indigenous support.

The Child Care Benefit is available to assist with the cost of these fees and eligible families receive a significant reduction.


The centre has a flexible licence catering for up to 36 children per day.

Priority is given to disadvantaged families in the City of Sydney, such as those who are:

  • low income earners
  • single parents
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • identified as at risk
  • from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • experience difficulty accessing mainstream child care.


Redfern Occasional Child Care
55 Pitt Street
Redfern NSW 2016
02 9288 5620

Last updated: Wednesday, 30 January 2019