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Child care in Loddon

Occasional Care

Council offers an occasional care program (subject to interest) in conjunction with each of the five kindergartens that operate in Loddon Shire. 

Children who are 3 or 4 years of age and attend a Loddon kindergarten can access up to 5 hours of occasional care immediately following the kindergarten session.

Further details are available on the information sheet in the Related Information section on this page, or contact Council’s Early Years Coordinator on (03) 5437 7999.

 Kinder  Day     Time 



 1.45pm - 3.30pm


Family Day Care

The following family day care services operate in Loddon Shire:

Bendigo Community Health Services



(03) 5430 0500

For more information on the family day care services please click on the organisations name in the Related Information section.

Becoming a Family Day Care Provider

If you have a passion to care for children and are interested in running your own business, becoming a Family Day Carer could be for you.

Some of the benefits of being a Family Day Carer include:

  • the ability to run your own business from your own home
  • the ability to set your own hours and days of work
  • the ability to set your own fees
  • a paid social environment for your own children.

What do you need to be a Family Day Carer?

In order to be a Family Day Carer, you need:

  • to hold or be working towards a Certificate three Childrens Services
  • your own home (owned or renting)
  • the ability to undertake a ‘Working with Children Check’ (WCC)
  • a pleasant disposition and a love of children.

For more information on becoming a family day care provider please contact Council’s Early Years team on 5437 7999 or earlyyears@loddon.vic.gov.au or go to the Bendigo Community Health Service or Kids Matter websites.


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