It's not just the kids grappling with a return to remote learning in the Croton household - mum Brooke has also just returned to full time study and completing her nursing coursework online.
And to add to the juggle there's also baby Noah, 1, supervising online learning for their niece, and dad Hayden works irregular shifts as a disability support worker.
During the last period of remote learning during term two, Ms Croton was still on leave from her course so adding her studies to the mix this time around is an extra challenge.
"We are just going to have to sit down and do a big timetable to figure out who is doing what each day," Mr Croton said.
A garage converted in to a bedroom and kids' space serves as classroom for the children, who attend St James' Primary School in Sebastopol where Addison, 9, is in grade four, Ella, 7, is in grade two, and Micah, 5, is in prep.
"We've had to borrow a couple of laptops and move my PC out to the shed but we've set up Micah on a kids' table, Ella on the coach with the little coffee table and Addy in her room or the kitchen table so it's pretty full on at times because the younger ones need more attention," Mr Croton said.
"We're just trying to balance all these people's needs."
Mr Croton will likely take charge of remote learning on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the couple will share responsibilities on other days.
During the first period of remote learning the family tried to do absolutely everything required and now recognise the strain that put on them all.
"The first time I think we maybe went a little overboard in trying to get everything done for everybody - we tried to get through all the online curriculum which was probably a bit over-ambitious.
"This time we will probably have a bit less time for school. We might knock off around 1pm. Some of our friends said try to make the most of the morning, push hard to get done what you can.
"It's not something we want kids to look back on as a negative thing - we want it to be a positive thing."
Mr Croton is thankful his work is shift work because it means he can help with the school work and care of Noah. And they're making a point of dedicating time to spend together as a family.
"The positive thing is that, every second Friday, I do morning shift and finish early so we go for a walk down the Yarrowee Creek, go bike riding with the kids or try to do something as a family.
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"One really cool thing I noticed during the last lockdown was I had never seen so many dads riding around on bikes with their families."
"There were so many activities. They were given heaps of options to pick from. My wife is a good baker so we did lots of cooking activities, we made a bird box that the birds use in the backyard."
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