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Looking after the Kids - Daycare

Located at the Big D Kids Snowzone. Hotham Daycare is mountains of fun!



Daycare indoor programs

Hotham Daycare is licensed to cater for up to 26 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years and is approved by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. It is renowned for its specialised and professional care; providing qualified and experienced staff that strive to meet the children's individual needs. 

As of January 1st 2016. The "No Jab, No Play" legislation came into effect. We will now require evidence your child is fully immunised  for their age. An Immunisation Status Certificate will need to produced before your child can attend Hotham Daycare. The Iimmunisation Status Certificate can be obtained through your Medicare Online Account or local Medicare service center.   

Full day session - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Includes all meals: morning, afternoon snack and lunch 

Half day session ‚Äď morning: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Includes morning snack and lunch

Half day session - afternoon: 12:30pm to 4:30pm 
Includes afternoon snack. 

Hourly Care
 - offered when there is availability on that day, hourly care cannot be pre-booked. 



  Half day (8:30am-12:30pm) Half day (12:30pm-4:30pm) Full day (8:30am-4:30pm)
1 child $97 $86 $127
2nd child $93ea $81ea $120ea

Please note: please call and pay for the first day to confirm your booking.


Day care 'Introduction to Skiing' programs 

Program 1: From 2 years of age*
Full day 'Day care' with 1 hour private ski lesson

  • Designed for children who are skiing for the first time
  • 1 hour private ski lesson with one of Day Care's Instructors
  • Includes a full day of child care¬†
  • Includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack
  • Includes skis, ski boots, helmet and goggles for the duration of the lesson.

Program 2: From 3 years of age*
Morning session 'Mighty Mites', afternoon session 'Day Care'

  • Available to children of various skiing ability
  • Children need to be 3 years old or older and fully toilet trained to participate
  • Program offers group ski lessons with the Mighty Mites program in the morning
  • Includes transition between Day Care and Mighty Mites
  • Afternoon session of child care is included
  • Includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack
  • Please provide own skis, ski boots, helmet, goggles and gloves for the lesson.


  Full day
1 child $216ea

Please note: you will be required to pay a deposit to secure your child's place in the program.


Booking and registrations

To secure your child's place, it is essential to book Day Care and 'Introduction to Skiing' programs in advance and complete the Day Care Registration Form.

Late fees and cancellations information
Late and cancellation fees are applicable - Please see the following document for further infomation

Please enquire at Hotham Daycare for further information relating to illness.

Checking In/Out
Upon arrival at the centre, families will be greeted by a member of staff. Families will be asked how their child is feeling and be offered the choice of taking their child into the designated playroom, or having a member of staff take them. Families will be asked how their child slept the night before, as well as any other information to help the child enjoy their day.

All allergies, medication, illnesses and other specific needs MUST be recorded upon enrolment and verbally notified to Day Care staff.

Children may only leave the Centre with the designated parent/s or guardian/s as stipulated on the child's enrolment form and the Attendance Record Sheet.

What to Bring

  • A labelled bag with at least one spare change of clothes: pants, underwear, socks, singlet, skivvies and a jumper. Additional changes of clothes may be necessary for children who are toilet training
  • Labelled disposable nappies - at least 5 for children enrolled for a full day
  • Labelled packet of bottom wipes
  • Labelled bottles for children on formula or expressed breast milk. A labelled empty bottle can be supplied for children on dairy or soy milk
  • Labelled comfort items such as teddies, dummies, and blankets.

Note: All medications and food items must be removed from the child's bag: these items must then be reported to the child's primary carer; labelled and recorded in the appropriate folders.


Parents' Pass - a discounted lift pass for parents with children age 3 and under

This pass assists parents who are sharing the care of their young child/ren and sharing riding time on the slopes.

After one parent purchases a full day or half day lift pass, the second parent can purchase the Parents' Pass for just $69.  
The Parents' Pass is a 3 hour lift pass and is only available for those with children three years and under.

See more on the Parents' Pass


Contact Hotham Daycare

Phone 03 5759 4418


Downloadable Forms

DOCXDay Care Enrolment and Routine Form (602 KB)

PDFDay Care Late & Cancellation fees (448 KB)