The centre is open Monday through Friday from 6 am to 6 pm with exception of the following: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day. We will also be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Maximum Full Day is 10 hours. An additional fee of $4.00 per hour will be applied to the eleventh and twelfth hour.
Maximum Half Day with lunch is five hours before or after noon.
All Fees weekly, biweekly or monthly are due in advance. Cheques may be made payable to First Steps Child Care Centre. Fees should be enclosed in an envelope bearing your child’s name and the date and put into the drop off box.<
Payment by debit and Visa/Mastercard is also available.
If your child becomes sick while at school we will immediately contact you. In consideration of the other children and the staff we are sure that you will understand that it may be necessary for you to pick up your child or make arrangement for someone else to as soon as possible.
We realize that some medication may be required during the day. In the event that your child requires medication it is important to remember that according to the Day Nurseries Act, a drug or medication is administered to a child only where a parent of the child gives written authorization of the drug/medication, as well as the time the medication was last given and when it is scheduled to be given again with the dosage information. The medication MUST be in its original container with your child’s name, the dosage, the date, the name of the medication and instruction for storage.
A menu will be posted in each of the rooms every week. Hot, nutritious lunches as well as morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.
Each room is run according to its daily schedule. A schedule is posted in each of the rooms outlining the various times set aside throughout the day for different activities, outdoor time, etc.