Kids Lessons and Care

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Kids Lessons and Care

Kids Lesson and Care

The Kids Snowzone at the Big D offers a positive and safe environment for kids of all ages to discover the fun of snowsports.

2018 Lift Passes

A new online store that improves your experience will be launched in mid-May by Mount Hotham Skiing Company. Lift passes, lessons and hire will be available then and we appreciate your patience.

Until then, keep up-to-date on all the latest news and specials by signing up to the Hotham Alpine Resort e-newsletter here.

Mighty Mites - 3-5 Years

Mighty Mites learn skiing in a half day or full day session; a great way to introduce kids to snow, start them skiing or develop existing skills. The program is tailored for younger children and gives them a positive and complete skiing experience, by building self-confidence, offering encouragement and most importantly having fun!

If you are looking to add kids lesson to your Hotham Holidays booking then make sure to call our friendly staff on 1800 468 426.

Kids Club - 6-14 Years

The Kids Club is the perfect opportunity to make new friends while gaining the maximum benefit from skiing and boarding with our qualified instructors. Kids Club for skiing is for kids aged 6-14 year and Kids Club for snowboarding is offered for kids aged 7-14 years.

If you are looking to add a kids lesson to your Hotham Holidays booking then make sure to call our friendly staff on 1800 468 426.



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. 

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

Half day session – 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 $100 $89 $131
2nd child $96ea $83ea $124ea

Please note: please call and pay for the first day to confirm your booking. Daycare MUST be booked and paid for 24 hours in advance due to limited positions.

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 $222

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.

Contact Hotham Daycare

Phone 03 5759 4418

Downloadable Forms

Day Care Enrolment and Routine Form (602 KB)

Day Care Late & Cancellation fees (448 KB)


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