Flexible, casual child care, in the heart of Canada Bay
Welcome to Concord Occasional Child Care
Our specialised occasional care service offers high quality, flexible child care. Established during 1981, our service began very small and over the years has grown to become a very special place for thousands of children.
To create a feel of “family”, we do not divide the children into age groups or separate rooms. This magical learning environment is something the staff are very proud of and endeavour to maintain while providing a safe and fun environment where children can develop and grow. Most importantly where they feel safe, comfortable and secure.
At Concord Occasional Child Care we recognise the importance of family, their involvement and connection to the Centre. We strive to form a bond between home and care, forming partnerships with each family and child. We endeavour to provide a high quality learning environment based on the National Quality Framework.
Families require child care for many different reasons
- respite for grandparents and full time carers
- support for pressured new mums
- parents working or studying
- families of children with challenging behaviour
- children at risk of harm
- emergency care
- learning play experiences
- children requiring additional support
We offer a creative early childhood program carefully designed to reflect the individual needs and interests of each child.
Our experienced staff are guided by the National Early Years Framework (ELYF) as a foundation for ensuring that children in our learning environment experience quality teaching and learning. The framework specifically emphasises play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication, language, social and emotional development.
Both our relaxed indoor/outdoor learning environments are nature inspired and eco-friendly, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
A Community-based, non-profit organisation
The Centre is an incorporated, community-based occasional care licensed and partly subsidised by the State Government.
Incorporated associations are not for profit organisations. This means that any profits made must be used to further the objectives of the association, not to provide a personal gain of its members. Incorporation establishes Concord Occasional Childcare as a legal entity.
As an incorporated body, the centre is required to hold an Annual General Meeting. At this meeting, a management committee, elected from members must be formed. The Centre does not comply with licensing contracts, fair trading agreements or regulations if a management committee is not elected. A member of each family must attend the meeting.
The Centre is also a registered charity and relies on fundraising and generous donations from out community groups and local chamber of commerce.
Common questions we get asked
What ages are the children that attend the centre?
Concord Occasional Care provides care for children aged 6 weeks and up to 6 years.
What hours do you operate?
We operate 8.30am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
How does occasional care work?
Occasional care allows you flexibility to book casual or regular bookings. You can use the service as often or as little as you like.
Is food provided?
No food is not provided. You need to ensure that your child brings morning tea, a healthy lunch and fruit for afternoon tea.
Does my child need a drink?
Yes, please ensure your child brings his/her own drinking bottle filled with water.
How many children are at the centre each day?
Concord Occasional Care provides care for up to 25 children each day.
Are staff that work at Concord Occasional Child Care qualified?
Yes, all staff that work at Concord Occasional Care are qualified, visit our team page for more information.