Occasional Care

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Occasional Care

Emmaus Catholic School offers Occasional Care (in the MacKillop Centre) during the school term on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12noon until 3pm for children aged 3-5 years old.

[If your child attends Little Learners in Term 2 or Term 4, they can access Occasional Care from 11:30am with their Little Learners Educator transitioning them to the Occasional Care space.]

Any families wanting to access Occasional care need to register and complete an Occasional Care Enrolment form prior to their child attending Occasional Care.

Bookings can be made in the front office on a week by week basis, by phoning 8322 7211 or emailing info@emmaus.catholic.edu.au (payment must be made at the front office, in advance for each visit and bookings must be made by 3.45pm on the day before the session). The cost is $20 per child for an afternoon session.

Each child will need to bring;

  • A healthy lunch in a named container
  • A piece of fruit (to be shared mid-afternoon)
  • A water bottle
  • A hat
  • A change of clothes (in case of a toileting accident) and/or spare nappy/pull ups if not yet toilet trained
  • A bag to carry the above items in
  • Please ensure everything is named.


Emmaus is a Nut Allergy Aware school so we would ask that you avoid sending your child with food containing nuts as there may be another child using the service who has a life-threatening nut allergy.

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A typical afternoon session might include;

  • Play experiences (possible visit to Early Years playground and/or Nature Play space)
  • Healthy Lunch (brought from home in a named container)
  • Whole group story/song time (possible visit to Emmaus Library and/or Little Learners room)
  • Shared Fruit Snack (Each child to bring a piece of fruit to be shared)
  • Pack-up and whole group games/activities



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