We intake new families from our waiting list, which may be accessed through the City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist at: https://onehsn.com/Ottawa. Our intake policy prioritizes families living in the Kitchissippi area of Ottawa, siblings of children currently enrolled at the centre, and returning clients.
We do not charge a fee to place a child on our waiting list, however we do request a small non-refundable deposit from clients to hold a space for them once one is offered. This deposit is applied to their first month of child care service.
When an opening becomes available, the supervisor will contact you and make arrangements to show you the centre, and will answer any questions you may have. You will be provided with an enrollment package and a parent handbook outlining all of our centre’s policies. Once you have completed and returned the enrollment form, and we’ve confirmed your start date, your child will be enrolled in our centre.
In order to help your child adjust to a group care environment, we ask parents of newly enrolled children to bring their child in for a short period of time for the first few days and gradually increase the time spent in the program with us until your child has adjusted comfortably. The amount of time needed for the integration period will vary with each child. For children who are moving to an older age group, or a toddler transferring to preschool, the supervisor will ensure that a staff person accompanies the child to the new program for visits until the child is comfortable enough to stay full days.
Preschool (ages 30 months-5 years)
$920 (for December $796.13)*
Toddler (ages 18 months-30 months)
$1255 (for December$1086.00)*
Infant (ages 6 months-18 months)
$1670 (for December$1438.69)*
The child is not adjusting to the group care setting after a reasonable period of time as determined by the centre.
After exhausting all teaching resources available, a child continues to display continuous, harmful behaviour which jeopardizes the health, safety or emotional wellbeing of the other children or staff. This also applies to vulgar language and profanities.
Parent/guardian is abusive to the centre’s staff, children, or his or her own child.
Failure to abide by the policies in the Parent Handbook.