Daily Activities:

Every morning, from September-May, we offer an age-appropriate curriculum (123 Learn Curriculum) to Preschoolers. Infants and Toddlers learn best through play using person to person interaction, toys, and equipment that enhance their developmental and cognitive abilities. Weekly themes are used to guide the children's activities, including circle time and crafts. The rest of our day is for free play, indoors and outdoors. The Parent Information Board located at the entrance keeps everyone informed of anything new and interesting in our community. Daily Reports are completed using Tadpoles (email app) for every child in care. This website is updated continuously with upcoming themes and events taking place here and in the community. Check under the Calendar and Resource tabs.

Open communication between the child, the parents, and the caregiver is very important as it teaches the values they will need as they continue to grow as well as avoiding misunderstandings between all involved.

Our Responsibilities:

-Provide your child with a loving and nurturing environment for your child to flourish. 

-Provide monthly calendars outlining activities, field trips, seasonal themes, birthdays.

-Provide nutritious meals and snacks as well as a monthly lunch menu in accordance with Canada's Food Guide for children over the age of 12 months.

-Preschool aged children (over the age of 3) will enjoy daily educational activities during the school year.

-Children under the age of 3 will enjoy age appropriate learning opportunities.

-Provide a daily report of your infant or toddler's activities

-Provide proper notice of any changes in care such as rates and vacations.

-Be aware of any updates with childcare issues through support groups and local agencies.

-Keep parents informed with any new information on childcare issues.

-Maintain a valid First Aid and CPR certificate as well as Criminal Record Checks every three years.

-Follow policies and procedures as stated by the Day Nurseries Act until such a time as the new Child Care and Early Years Act is proclaimed in Fall 2015.

-Keep communication lines open with families. If there is a problem it will be dealt with in a timely manner.

Parental Responsibilities:

-Provide necessary information on all registration forms
-Insure that the child's immunizations are kept up to date, and provide a photocopy of their immunization information.
-Fees must be paid in advance each Friday (or last scheduled day of the week) when you pick up your child for the following week's care.
-Deliver and pick up child within scheduled times. Please refer to late policy for late pick-up.
-Keep child home when displaying signs of illness. Please refer to sick policy for criteria.
-Arrange to get your child promptly if they become ill during daycare time. Please refer to sick policy for criteria.
-Notify me immediately if your child has a communicable disease defined by the Perth District Health Unit. 
-Notify me promptly of any changes in attendance. 2 weeks notice/payment is required to terminate care.
-Provide all diapers, pullups, and ointments needed.
-A bottle, formula or breastmilk, and baby food for Infants must be provided.
-A change of (weather appropriate) clothing must be kept here at all times.
-In summer months you will provide a hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel and swimming diapers on water-play days.
-In winter months you will provide a warm hat, mittens, and scarf.
-Dress your child appropriately for the weather as we are outdoors all year round (weather permitting).

-Please keep communication lines open with the provider. If there is a problem it needs to be dealt with in a timely manner. This is very important in order to avoid any misunderstandings.

Hours and Rates

Monday to Friday 7am-5:30pm. Full/Part Day and B/A School hours. Ask me about drop-in/casual care and occasional evening care.

Full Day Rate (over 4.5 hours)         - $35 per child

Part Day Rate (less than 4.5 hours)  - $25 per child

Before/After School Care Rate         - $20 per child

Discount offered for siblings with the Full Day Rate.

Monthly and/or annual receipts provided.

These fees cover the costs of providing quality care and an educational program including nutritional meals/snacks, art and craft supplies, developmentally appropriate toys and literacy materials/curriculum on a continuous basis.

All FT and PT spots are for children not attending full day school.

Before/After School openings are for children attending full day JK to age 10.

Cradles-2-Crayons Family Daycare is not affiliated with an agency. We are a private home daycare providing individualized and flexible childcare to families.
Due to regulations only 5 children can be in care at any one time. Currently all daycares, centre-based and home-based, are regulated by the Day Nurseries Act enforced by the Ministry of Education. This includes licensed agency homes as well as private homes. Many parents are not aware that even private home daycares ('unlicensed') are limited to 5 children. Any more than that makes it an illegal daycare.


Also with the new Child Care and Early Years Act currently in regulation process in provincial parliament keep these websites for future reference as the new laws will be in effect beginning Fall 2015 when the CCEYA is proclaimed.


http://cicpo.ca


http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/showAttachment.do?postingId=17882&attachmentId=27535


You are looking for quality care and unsure of what to ask or look for in potential caregivers?


Your child is precious and will be spending most of their day with this provider, so it is very important that everyone involved makes decisions in the best interest of the child. This link from the Ministry of Education, which governs all daycares in Ontario (regulated and unregulated), can help you to be prepared for those interviews.


http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/steps.html#step3

Care is available from 7am until school begins and from after school until 5:30pm. Please arrange for PA Days and School Holidays in advance to insure your child's placement.

Current Openings

Two openings for over age 2 available now Monday to Friday and one opening for under age 2 available.

Future Openings

Contact me today to set up an interview!