Assistance to help you with the cost of child care.

Find out what your family is eligible for, and simply pay the gap!

Dromana Occasional Childcare

  • offers valuable play and learning experiences for your child

  • makes sure there is a caring and consistent relationship between staff and your child

  • allows children time to explore and learn new activities

  • supports all aspects of your child’s development, including their social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs

  • sets clear and reasonable expectations of behaviour

  • works in partnership with your family.

Just like schools, quality child care is important because high quality early education sets young children up for life.

Suitable for children aged between 18 months and pre primary school ages

At Dromana we do not have a meal service or space for naps and children can attend from two to five hours, we also have casual places however families usually book for the term ahead.

We offer five-hour sessions from Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Classified under the Children’s Services Regulations 2010 as a Limited Hours Type 2 Service, means your child may be cared for and educated for up to 5 hours per day and currently for no more than 15 hours per week.

We are licensed to care for up to 16 children per session and we operate 1:4 staff/child ratio for children under three and 1: 11 for children over three years of age.

Take-A-Break at Dromana Community House Inc. is a warm, friendly and secure environment where children are cared for and educated by our experienced team.

Our Early Learning Program is aimed at children's specific developmental stages and during each session children will take part in age-appropriate craft activities, enjoy songs, stories, puzzles and games that enhance and develop enquiring minds and social skills.

Play based outside activities include sand and water play in our mud kitchen, bike riding and ball games.

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees, and is targeted to provide greater assistance to low and middle income families.

Our team of Early Childhood Educators is lead by Claddgha Nicholls who is available to discuss your child's care and education needs.


 We are not able to offer orientations at present however you can discuss your child's needs with Kerrie Harris the Enrolment Coordinator.

1. Contact Kerrie, who will arrange the enrolment documents to be sent to you to complete

2. Organise your Childcare Subsidy

3. Specify days required and your child will be placed on the Waiting List and you will be contacted when a place becomes available

4. Payment required to secure your booking

Annual Registration fee -$20 per child per year

plus Two weeks fees in advance

Session times are 9 am- 2 pm, Monday to Friday.

  • You are required to phone if you are going to be absent or running late.

 Mobile: 0437 323 929 as soon as practical.

  • We have a casual waiting list that will be offered that place.

  • Fees are set by the Government and we aim to sustain this community service and offer best value, education and care in a local community setting.

  • If your family is planning a holiday, you may withdraw your place and re-apply. Remember you will be paying in advance two weeks for the sessions you have booked into.

Full fee: Per session per child: $61

You may be eligible for discounted fees providing you meet the criteria of  the Childcare Subsidy.

You will agree to pay the predetermined rate every two weeks directly to Dromana Community House Inc. and Dromana Community House will claim the gap.

CONTACT: Mobile 0417 467 734

Kerrie Harris: Enrolment Coordinator  


Once you are offered a permanent place, this is your child’s place for the term or until you inform us otherwise (we require 2 weeks’ notice if you no longer require spot).

We are unable to offer “Make up” sessions if you are absent or are away.

The team of Early Childhood Educators

Dromana Community House Inc                                   Phone 0417 467 734