Child Care

The licensed Aqualink Child care centres are available to assist you with all your childcare needs. Our qualified and experienced staff provide a safe and nurturing environment for children aged from 6 weeks up to school age.

The childcare sessions are available to Aqualink members and casual users with bookings for one or two consecutive sessions, for a maximum of 15 hours per week per child with booking restrictions for casual users.

Aqualink offers two types of care:

  • Crèche: available to assist parents take time out for their health and fitness needs. This allows parents to attend a group fitness class, workout in the gym or go for a swim. Parents/guardians must remain at Aqualink for the duration of the session time.
  • Occasional Care: for when you need to leave Aqualink, to run errands, tick off items on your to do list or just enjoy some ‘me’ time.

The child care centres are open between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday and there are three sessions to choose from:

  • Session 1: 9am to 10.25am
  • Session 2: 10.30am to 11.55am
  • Session 3: 12pm to 1pm

Members can book one week in advance and casual users can book from 6pm the night before child care is needed.

Once your child is enrolled, bookings can be made over the phone. 

Session 1 and 2 Pricing
  Crèche Occasional Care
Member $6.60 $11.20
Casual User $9.50 $11.20
3 or more children (members only) $13.20 $22.40
10 MultiVisit Pass (members only) $59.40 $100.80
Session 3 Pricing
  Crèche Occasional Care
Member $5.50 $9.70
Casual User $8.30 $9.70
3 or more children (members only) $11.00 $19.40
10 MultiVisit Pass (members only) $49.50 $87.30

Download an enrolment form ( PDF 293.1KB) and bring the completed form with you to Aqualink Box Hill or Aqualink Nunawading to enrol your child/ren prior to booking their first session. 

Make sure to also talk to staff about any medical conditions or special requirements your child may have. 

To ensure your child’s visit to child care is safe and enjoyable, please supply the following:

  • Healthy snacks for morning tea/lunch. Please be aware that no nuts or nut products (e.g. peanut butter, Nutella, muesli bars, etc.) or products containing raw egg are permitted
  • Drink bottle or cup (water)
  • Comfort item, if you think this will assist your child (e.g. dummy or toy)
  • Hat that covers the child’s ears and neck, sunscreen (already applied) and appropriate sun protective clothing that covers the child's shoulders and back (no singlets or shoe string straps)
  • Coat for outdoor play, depending on the season
  • Appropriate footwear (no thongs or slides)
  • Bib for feeding
  • Change of clothes (especially if toilet training)
  • Spare nappies and wipes or suitable underwear pull ups for toilet trainers
  • Pram or stroller for infants/younger children

Please be aware that the Victorian government legislation of No Jab, No Play is in effect and applies to all children visiting the child care centres. 

If your child does have an infectious disease, parents are asked to notify the child care staff. Children who are unwell are not permitted to attend child care.  

The centres will not permit entry of a child into child care if they have any of the following conditions:

  • A fever above 38 degrees
  • Been prescribed antibiotics for an acute illness on the day of the session. Your child should be kept at home for at least 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea. Your child should not come to child care for at least 24 hours once symptoms cease
  • Contagious conjunctivitis: Redness of the eyes, yellow discharge and watering

Children will be excluded if they are suffering from a contagious disease/condition as listed in the Infection Disease Exclusion Table