There are no taxes on childcare costs.
Two of our locations have infant programs and we have started children as young as 6 weeks old.
No. Our program provides care on a 24 hour, 7 day week basis for parents working or attending school during non-traditional hours.
All visitors require a scheduled appointment. All locations have a tour day twice a month. Please contact the centre directly to schedule a tour/appointment.
We are not a drop-in Centre. We ask for drop off and pick up times in order to staff within the ratio requirements of our programs. If you are going to be much earlier or much later we ask you to call us and advise us so that we can staff accordingly. We also like to let your child know if you are going to be late, as children sense a change in their routines. Dinner will be provided for your child if you are booking later than 6:00 pm
Only in the infant program and then only until the age of 12 months or parents approval. We will not store personal foods unless it is a medical necessity and in these situations there must be clear discussion with the Program Supervisor on what we can do and can not do in the way of storage. We make every effort to meet a families needs whenever possible.
Program rooms will have assorted pets such as fish from time to time. All pets on site meet the crieria set out in the CCEYA.
Yes we do through our short-term care process, please contact the centre directly.
We provide sunscreen (infants to JK) and we use one that is Paba free and has an SPF35. Parents must supply hats and all shoulders are to be covered.
We would love to be able to say yes to this question however, some clients have had “wants” that we were not able to meet in our almost 40 years of service. Our programs are very service oriented and we pride ourselves on being able to find solutions which work for most families.
All families do visits prior to their child starting. Staff will advise you during these visits what you will need to bring for your child.
All waitlist applications are done on the City of Ottawa website https://onehsn.com/Ottawa
We have four locations all of different licensed capacity. Each program size and ratio is dictated by our licensing under the Ministry of Education
We work with an open and direct method of communication. Staff will keep you informed even on those evenings when you can’t spend too much time, or when we are busy with others. We are a phone call or email away from any question you have and we will make the time to keep you informed.
Yes, you are still on the City’s waitlist as long as you have not removed your application.
No. A non-refundable deposit is required a month prior to your starting date (two months for our infant program).
Our Carling site is situated on Carling Ave. across from the Royal Ottawa Hospital and west of Island Park Drive. Our Kanata site is in The Kanata North Industrial Park, running parallel to Carling Ave and East of Eagleson.
We hire both RECE and non-RECE staff. However we also provide opportunities for all staff to acquire their RECE while working with us, including financial assistance.
This is the traditional type of program offered by most Agencies between the hours of 7am to 6:00pm.
Extended care is care outside of traditional hours and/or days of care: ie prior to 7:00am or after 6:00pm. Saturday/Sunday care.
The City of Ottawa will determine if a family is eligible for financial assistance for Childcare. Go to the City of Ottawa website for information on this process
Infant 1:3; Toddler 1:5; Preschool 1:8 Kindergarten 1:12 and Schoolage is 1:15
We try not to over-react on asking a parent to pick up at the start of a sniffle however, outbreak is something we want to prevent. We also know that fevers differ in each child. We contact the parent when a child is feeling or acting off, each case will determine the request we make. We follow the Ottawa Public Health Guidelines for Communicable Diseases and Other Childhood Health Issues for Schools and Childcare Centres. Wash, Wash, Wash those hands everyone.
Please contact Child Care Information at 736-1913 or check the City of Ottawa web site as they have all licensed programs listed.
Each of our centres has a process. We want our staff to be intrusive and to question anyone that comes into our buildings if they don’t recognize the person.
We send out receipts after our annual audit and by the end of February of each year.
Our programs are licensed for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
$6/hour on the hour between 6pm and 7am.
During the summer programming, we plan special visitors and field trips for preschool, full day learning and School Age children.
Only our Kanata site offers a before and after school program. Our Carling site has an extended care program for children requiring evening, overnight and weekend care.
We only offer breakfast at our 1150 Carling Location for children booked in to our care before 630 am.
Children cannot be booked in care for more than 23 hours consecutievly.
We provide diapers for our infant and toddler programs only.
We accept infants as young as 6 weeks old.
We accept all of our families off of the City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlis. Please be sure that you are registered on the waitlist and as space becomes available you will be contacted.
We have an onsite cook that prepares all the snacks and meals for the center following the Canadian food guide. If your child has allergies or food restrictions you will be able to discuss with the program supervisor alternates you may need to provide, based on your child’s food restrictions.
As a licensed childcare center we follow all of the Ministry of Education guidelines. The ratios for each age group are as follows; Infants 1:3, Toddlers 1:5, preschool 1:8, kindergarten 1:13, and School-age 1:15.
We provide families with flexible child care, and have different rates available based on the availability in your child’s program. Please see the “rates” page on our website to view the different rates offered for our programs.