Hours – Pick Up and Drop Off: My home will be open for drop off from 7:30 am and pick up until 4:30pm. I understand that things do arise so if you need an earlier drop off or later pick up on occasion, please let me know. No child will be allowed to leave with anyone except the parent, unless indicated on the alternate pickup list, and without written permission from the parent. Anyone unfamiliar to me will be required to show proof of Photo Identification.
Payment: Cash and Email Money Transfer are the only method of payment accepted. It is up to you to decide how you wish to make payment (i.e. weekly, biweekly, monthly) just let me know how you will be paying. All payments are due by 5:00 PM on Friday prior to the childcare services being provided.
As stated in the Contract Agreement, childcare fees are due regardless of whether or not your child attends. You are paying for a position, as well as a service. The contract is a legal document obligating me to provide a service for you and obligating you to pay me for that service. By signing it, you are accepting it in all its terms.
*Note: A child will not be accepted if payment is in arrears.
Medicine: I will administer any medication you ask me to. Please ensure Child’s name and directions are written on the bottle. Parents must sign the Medical Waiver prior to child’s first day.
Sick Days: I will take children with the common colds, unless accompanied by a fever greater 100F, diarrhea or vomiting I will ask you to pick your child up. If your child has a fever, unrelated to any other illness, I will administer medication to try and bring the fever down. (I ask that you use your best judgment when sending your ill child to my home.) It is not fair to the other working parents to have a sick child in my care and exposing their child and each child’s family to unnecessary illness. This benefits not only your child but the other children and their families.
If child suffers from allergies please supply a list of what they are allergic to and how to treat them.
Parents of a child with a diagnosed contagious condition (measles, head lice, pink eye, mumps, chicken pox, etc.) are asked to notify me as soon as possible so that I may alert parents to watch for symptoms in their own children.
Children will not be able to attend if they have the following aliments. Parents will need to find alternative care for these days. I have the right to refuse any child into my home because I feel he/she is too ill to be here or may infect the other children.
Examples of illnesses not allowed in my home daycare are listed below.
1. Fever (100 F. higher)-Child needs to be fever free for 24 hours
2. Nausea or vomiting
3. Diarrhea: runny or watery stools,
4. Sore throat, continuous coughing, runny nose with coloured discharge
5. Runny and/or Crusty Eyes: Children with Pink Eye will not be accepted
6. Unexplained Rash
7. Lice (may not return child to care until no more nits are spotted)
8. Communicable diseases (chicken pox, roseola, conjunctivitis, mumps,measles,H1N1, influenza, etc.)
Vacation Days: I will be closed on all holidays as follows: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. You are required to pay for all of the listed Holiday’s. If the holiday falls on a weekend, an alternate business day(s) will be taken as the holiday day and you are expected to pay for that day(s).
Snacks and Lunch: I provide a mid-morning snack, lunch and a mid-afternoon snack. Meals and snacks are served family style and children are encouraged to use this time to share their experiences with each other. Please indicate on forms any allergies and concerns you have with food.
Feel free to pack a meal or snacks for your child or the group. Please include ingredients for any product you wish to share with the group. Keeping in mind, I stress healthy eating at my home so please leave the candy and sugary treat for your home.