As a growing number of parents juggle shift work while trying to raise a family, the need for children to be placed in childcare for entire weekends is rising.

A new 24/7 daycare centre has recently been opened in Brisbane to offer those parents some relief. It provides families with a fantastic, reliable service, when work calls.

Statistics show 1.4 million aussie parents do shift work. So the need for better childcare options is definitely sky rocketing.

Parents can collect their children any time day or night.

The response to this news has been very mixed with many parents understanding the neccesity and appreciating the support. While others argue people should not have children if they can’t afford them.

Other comments included,

“Very sad that in these times generally both parents have to work to get by. You used to be able to have one parent work and one raise the children and still be able to live a modest life. Now both work and the children miss out just to have the basics.”

“It’s great.. for working people but some will abuse it to have weekends to go out.”

“The world has become an impossible place to live and instead of fixing it we create things like this. How about better working conditions more jobs? Let family’s be family’s.”

” What effect does this type of care have on the development of a child? So many questions that go unanswered.”

Is this service something you would use? 

Share your comments below.

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  • this is helpful to many people but ultimately it will be tough on the children.


  • I’d be happy with weekend day care, as I work weekends.


  • I’d love a short notice day care centre. Where you can still go to work if you only get a days notice.


  • It is a good idea for parents that need it and work late hours.


  • Think it’s great for parents who do shift work. Whether a child goes to day care or night care doesn’t make much difference I think, as long as the child isn’t in care all the time…then an alarm bell needs to go off.


  • For parents who both work shift work and shifts sometimes clash it is ideal.
    At night your children would normally be asleep anyway Grandparents often love having their grandchildren for a few hours, in fact I know of one who has asked to have the little ones, but are not keen on having them at night in case they wake up unexpectedly and they don’t hear them call out or cry. There may only a couple of hours between them being left and other other parent picking them up on the way home. The pay for night shifts are higher and people have to work less hours to make the same amount of money so in actually fact they spend less time in childcare.


  • I think it’s great as someone who has small kids and has worked shift work, you cannot assume the kids are missing out there are pros and cons to EVERYTHING some shift workers get more time at home days at a time even though their working days may be longer. And for those who are single parents or don’t have family support it’s great, we all need help. We don’t live in a 9-5 world anymore.


  • This is very sad. I understand that with the rising cost of living parents need to work all they can to keep up, but how very sad for the children.


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