Fees and Services
The Child Care Centres accommodate children from 14 months to 12 years old.
Toddler Age - 14 months to 2.5 years old $52.00 per day
Preschool Age -2.5 years old to 4 years old $42.00 per day
Parents are responsible to pay fees for absent days, sick days and holidays. Our registration fee is $25.00. Our NSF fee is also $25.00.
Fees are set according to the ongoing costs of maintaining a quality program. It is important that fees are paid promptly and by a consistent method. Payment is required at the beginning of a period of care prior to start date. You may pay by pre-authorized debit on the 15th of each month, cheque (bi-weekly/ monthly). Post-dated cheques are acceptable. Cash will not be accepted as a form of payment.
An income tax receipt can be obtained from our Sandbox online system in January for the previous year. Monthly invoices are electronically sent through the Sandbox system.
Late fees will be strictly enforced if a parent arrives after 6:00pm. It is the parents’ responsibility to collect your child and their belongings, so the Child Care Centre can close promptly.
We understand the situations may arise when you are arriving late may be unavoidable, please know that we will continue to ensure that your child is cared for until you arrive safely.
The fees will be as followed and is owed directly to staff required to stay beyond their regular shift. Please note that the staff are not paid past 6:00pm and these fees are due the day that they stay late with your child. This rate is currently under review and may increase in the new year.
$10.00 for the first 15 minutes after 6:00pm
$5.00 for every 15 minutes afterwards
The Child Care program is closed on the following statutory holidays:
NEW YEARS DAY AUGUST CIVIC HOLIDAY
FAMILY DAY LABOUR DAY
GOOD FRIDAY THANKSGIVING DAY
EASTER MONDAY CHRISTMAS DAY
VICTORIA DAY BOXING DAY
City of Hamilton-Fee Subsidies
Parents who are eligible for fee subsidies through the city of Hamilton must provide verification before a child can start in the program. Parents are responsible for fulfilling all requirements of their contract with the city. If parents become ineligible for subsidy then they will be responsible for paying for the full child care fees. As well parents are responsible to cover any payment not covered by the city, for example- excess use of absence days. Parents are responsible to update subsidy and book required appointments with their subsidy worker.
If your child is absent for the program for whatever reason, please call to inform us. Most subsidized families are entitled to 2 weeks’ vacation time.