Parent(s) are first invited for a tour outside daycare hours to view our home and learn about the care I provide. I can meet with parents in the evening or on the weekend. This is so that I may focus on my discussion with you.
It is important to me to facilitate an informed choice by parents and to ensure that the daycare can meet the needs of their child and the family before an Agreement for Child Care is signed. Thus upon receipt of a $75 enrolment fee, I will provide you with a copy of the following:
- Parent Handbook (view Table of Contents)
- Agreement for Child Care
- Getting To Know Your Child Form
- Health & Permission Form
- Magnetic Business Card
This fee will also in part go towards puchasing new eqiupment for your child while in my care e.g. stainless steel sippy cup. This fee will be refunded, if the Parent Handbook and Enrolment Forms are returned in a re-usable condition.
The Child Care and Early Years Act prevents parents from visiting during daycare hours with their child if the maximum number of allowable children are already in the home. Parents could however, visit without their children. If you are interested in visiting during daycare hours, please discuss this with me.
In order to secure a space for your child, the Agreement for Child Care and a two-week deposit (applies to the last two weeks of care) must be returned or the space will be made available for other children.
Two weeks before the care begins, the health forms must be provided. At this time, if previously agreed upon, I can visit the child in their home to help build a partnership with the parents and to help facilitate the transition into care for the child.