In-Home Care Service

The City of Cockburn’s In-Home Child Care Service operates with Registered In-Home Child Care Educators who are supported to provide quality early childhood education and care in a child's family home. The Service is part of the Commonwealth Children's Services Program, but is not a mainstream childcare service such as Family Day Care. There are specific Commonwealth criteria to access and continue receiving childcare.

In-home child care eligibility

Families must be unable to access any existing mainstream childcare service to meet their child’s needs, and must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Three or more children under pre-primary school age
  • A child or parent who has a diagnosed  non-communicable illness or diagnosed disability
  • Parent(s) who work non-standard hours.

Please contact Centrelink of the Department of Human Services opens in a new window for the enrolling parent’s Customer Reference Number (CRN) and the CRN of each child to be enrolled in childcare.  Please also register for the Commonwealth childcare subsidies.

More information and contact

Please contact the City of Cockburn In Home Child Care Service Co-ordinator on 08 9411 3307 or at to find out more about in-home child care.

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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.