Children’s Programs

childcare-echEmerald Community House offers Occasional Childcare and Out-of-School-Hours care programs for children. To apply for these programs, download the relevant application form from our Forms page.

Download our Children’s Program booklet.

For more information expand the relevant program below:


We offer registered licensed childcare program for children from 6 months to 5 years old with sessions on Monday – Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm and cost is from $55 per day. Our program is eligible with the Government Childcare Subsidy now available.

Out-of-School-Hours care

Emerald Community House provides a registered licensed Out-of-School-Hours care program Monday to Friday mainly for Emerald Primary School children during school terms.  Our facility is also open to other primary school children. Our program is eligible with the Government Childcare Subsidy now available.

Morning sessions are from 6.30am – 9am and cost $20 per child. Children are to be dropped off at Emerald Community House. Children from Emerald Primary School are walked over to school at 8.45am each morning.

Afternoon sessions are from 3.30pm – 6.30pm and cost $22 per child.  Children meet outside the School office and are walked over to Emerald Community House by our Out-of-School-Hours care staff.  Parents collect children from Emerald Community House.

A substantial and nutritious breakfast and afternoon tea is provided within the fees.

Fun activities include arts & crafts, books, board and other games, outdoor activities, and lots more.  Computer and internet are also available for use.


It is recommended you check availability with our Childcare team before completing an enrolment form.  If a placement is not immediately available you may wish to go on the waiting list.

Enrolments can be made in person, over the phone, via mail, fax or email to

Enrolment and membership forms can be obtained from the House or visit our Forms Page, download and fill in the Membership Form.

We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Mastercard and direct deposits.

Our banking details for direct deposits are BSB: 063-842 Account: 1009 3095.  Please include your surname and child’s name when making direct deposits.