Creche & Occasional Care



Aqualink Creche

Juggling children with your leisure time or fitness routine can be a challenge. It's easy to relax when your children (from six weeks up to primary school age) are in the care of the registered crèche at Aqualink Nunawading and Aqualink Box Hill.

Creche is open Monday to Friday for the following sessions:

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

You can even book in for double sessions.  If you feel like you're always rushing or if you are feeling motivated to do a group fitness class plus a work out in the gym then book in for two crèche sessions, complete your workout and then you may still have some time to enjoy a coffee before picking up the kids again.

Qualified staff will care for your child in a secure and caring environment while you exercise or relax using other facilities at the centre. The 25-place crèche at Aqualink Box HIll and 15 place creche at Aqualink Nunawading offer short-term child minding for babies through to school-age children.

The crèche facility at Aqualink Nunawading and Aqualink Box Hill both have indoor and outdoor play areas providing an interactive and fun experience for your child.  

Aqualink Occasional Care

Aqualink Box Hill and Aqualink Nunawading offer occasional care for both members and non-members. Occasional care gives you the opportunity to leave the centre for up to four hours and enjoy some 'me' time or tick off all the items on your to-do list. 

Booking procedures remain the same as creche - members can book one week in advance and non-members can ring after 6pm the night before.

Session times for occasional care are the same as those for creche.

We accept bookings for one, two or three consecutive sessions with a maximum of 15 hours per week, per child.

Cost structure as of 1 July 2019

Session 1 or 2
Creche Occasional Care
Member $6.60 $11.20
Non member $9.50 $11.20
3 or more children (member) $13.20 $22.40
10 MultiVisit Pass (member only) $59.40 $100.80


Session 3
Creche Occasional Care
Member $5.50 $9.70
Non member $8.30 $9.70
3 or more children (member) $11.00 $19.40
10 MultiVisit Pass (member only) $49.50 $87.30


Members and non-members are welcome. Bookings are essential. 

Please contact Aqualink Nunawading on 9878 4576 or Aqualink Box Hill on 9843 2900 or speak to a Customer Service Officer next time you visit Aqualink to make a booking.


To ensure your child's visit at the crèche is safe and enjoyable, please supply the following:

  • A healthy snack 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 in the creche
  • A drink bottle or cup (water)
  • A comfort item, if you think this will assist your child e.g. dummy or toy
  • A hat that covers the child’s ears and neck, sunscreen (already applied) and appropriate Sumsmart clothing that covers the child's shoulders and back (no singlets or shoe string straps)
  • A coat for outdoor play, depending on the season
  • Appropriate footwear (no thongs or slides)
  • A bib for feeding
  • A change of clothes (especially if toilet training)
  • Spare nappies and wipes or suitable underwear pull ups for toilet trainers
  • A pram or stroller for infants/younger children.

Please dress your children in clothes that are suitable for all crèche activities, including ‘messy play’.


An enrolment form must be completed prior to your child starting crèche or occasional care. You can also take this opportunity to discuss any medical conditions or special requirements of your child with the creche staff.  

Please download and take the completed enrolment form with you to Aqualink to enrol your child/ren prior to booking into the crèche or the occasional care program.

pdf icon  Aqualink Creche Enrolment Form and Checklist (293.10kB)

pdf icon  Aqualink Creche Enrolment Information 2019.2020 (388.41kB)

pdf icon  Aqualink Creche Enrolment Information Chinese Version 2019.2020 (616.72kB)

If your child is sick

No Jab, No Play legislation from 1 January, 2016.

The health and safety of children using the crèche is of primary concern to all educators and parents.  Please do not bring your child to the creche if they are unwell.

The centre will not permit entry of a child into the crèche if he/she has 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 creche for at least 24 hours once symptoms cease
  • Contagious conjunctivitis: Redness of the eyes, yellow discharge and watering
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease:  a highly contagious infection usually characterised by small lesions on the side of the tongue, around the mouth and neck region.

If your child does have an infectious disease, parents are asked to notify the crèche educators. Children will be excluded if they are suffering from a contagious disease/condition as listed in the Infection Disease Exclusion Table.