If you are requiring infant care, the wait period can be over one year. We recommend adding your child to our list when you first learn of your need for childcare.
Yes, the waitlist application gives us a lot of preliminary information for contact and placement consideration.
No, your placement on the wait list is based on the first date of contact. You would not move to the bottom of the list but would be slotted into the next age group in order of your contact date.
We receive a number of requests for placement, sometimes daily. Some people have been on our wait list for 1.5 or more years. It is the sheer volume of people on the list that makes it so long.
As a developmental centre we reserve some spaces for families with children with special needs.
Additionally, we try to accommodate sibling registration.
Yes, we do require a separate application for each sibling.
Even families who already have a child registered must complete the wait list form in order for a sibling to be considered for placement.
We have a part-time physiotherapist, occupational therapist and musical therapist on site. We also have a resource teacher on staff.
Each therapist works directly with the children with special needs. Sometime combining forces and coordinating their schedules to reach each child.
The team (include teaching staff) and the families comes together to create goals and objectives to help children reach their full potential. A plan (IPP Individual Program Plan) will be developed and followed with periodic updates occurring as needed.
Part time can be either Monday/Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. There will be no variations.
We do not offer mornings or afternoon only programming.
We offer care for full days only and children must be of pre-school age. We do not offer seasonal, weekly, or monthly care.
The ratios are different in each classroom depending on the age level of the children in the classroom.
In our infant room 4 – 18months, the ratio is 1-4
In the toddler room 18mths – 3yrs, the ratio is 1-7
In the preschool room 3yrs+, the ratio is 1-8
This ratio is lower than other centres because of the various needs of the children in our care.
No, we do not charge for placing your child on the wait list.
We encourage expectant parents to add their child’s name on several wait lists to ensure care is available when needed.
We do ask that you contact us to remove your name from the list if you have found alternate care that you are satisfied with.
We do however ask for a $100 deposit to complete the registration form and secure a spot. These funds will be deducted from your first month of childcare fees.
Using an fill in like “baby” or “infant” would be just fine. An approximate birthdate is fine.
You may contact us to update the information when you have the details if you wish.
If you are having trouble sending the application, please review the form to ensure that all required components are answered. Do not use auto-fill to complete the form. Try to submit again, or try later.