Going to Daycare
Advice, policies and suggestions for a happy day at Daycare.
In order to allow your child to settle into the programme and to maintain the continuity and smooth operation of the planned activities for all children in the Daycare, we encourage parents to arrive by 9:30 a.m. If your child is sick and will not be in for the day, please notify the Daycare before this time. Parents are also requested to notify the Daycare in advance if your child will arrive at the Daycare after 9:30 a.m. for any reason.
Children must be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. Please let staff know if your child will be picked up later or earlier than your usual pick up time.
Children will be allowed to leave the Daycare only with their parents unless otherwise stated in writing or a phone call by a parent. In addition, the staff should be notified in advance who will be picking up the child.
Parents who are late picking up their child will be charged a late fee. Late fees are to be paid to the staff on duty at the time of the late pick up. Late fees are charged at a rate of $1.00 per minute. In case of an emergency, e.g., heavy snowfall, car breakdown, or an accident, please notify the Daycare as soon as possible. Emergencies, weather, or traffic,
Remember to dress your child for the weather as the children will go outside each day. Also, it is suggested that the children wear clothing that is easily handled by little fingers and comfortable for table and floor play both indoors and outdoors.
It is suggested, for the child's comfort, that an extra set of clothing be in the child's cubby at all times. This should include shirt, pants, underwear, and socks. Wet or soiled laundry will be put in a plastic bag and placed on the child's hook. Children's clothes must be labeled. Parents are asked to bring in a blanket for nap time.
Parents are required to apply sunscreen before their child arrives at daycare. The Daycare will reapply the child's sunscreen in the afternoon. School-agers will apply their own with supervision.
The Daycare will be closed during the following 12 statutory holidays each year:
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day