An important note if you are looking for a space for your child/children in Calvary Daycare:
All children (exception of Before and After school and summer camps) must be registered on the Haldimand Norfolk One List. There is no fee required to be on the waitlist. Priority is given to in house families for available spaces. The director will strive to be equitable and use the waitlist to offer available spots. If a parent is on the One List they may call the director to ask where they are on the waitlist.
We offer three enrollment options:
3. Five Days a Week
Ratio 3 children to 1 staff (10 children to 3 staff); children approx. age: 0 to 18 months
Ratio 5 children to 1 staff; children approx. age 18 to 30 months
Ratio 8 children to 1 staff; children approx. age 2.5 to 4 years
Before/After School Care:
Jr. & Sr. Kindergarten: Ratio 1 staff to 13 children
Grade 1-2: Ratio 1 staff to 15 children
Camp Calvary: children ages 4-8 years; summer, PA days and March Break (dependent on attendance request)
Drop-in days maybe available to in-house families if space allows. Please submit written request to the office.
Please feel free to contact the daycare office to receive more detailed information regarding these programs. We would be more than happy to help you.
Orientation and Enrollment
When we have an available space for your child we invite parents/guardians and their children to visit our center. This visit is a time for parents/guardians to ask their childcare questions, have opportunity to meet our teachers and familiarize their children with our programs.
Following the visit, an enrollment package is distributed to the family and must be fully completed and returned to the daycare office at least 3 days prior to the first day of care, accompanied by a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. When you return your package, please ensure one of the office staff goes through it to make sure everything is complete or there may be a delay in your start date. Parents may be able to book some play dates or request a staggered start for the benefit of a smooth transition. (Ask the Pastoral Daycare Director for availability)
Infant Program: $50/day
Toddler Program: $47 /day
Preschool Program: $45/day
Before school: $5/day
After school: $15/day
Camp Calvary Days: $35 /day (PA Days, March and Summer Breaks)
Payments can be made weekly, bi-weekly or monthly by cash or cheque made payable to Calvary Daycare or an e-transfer sent to email@example.com. Post-dated cheques are gladly accepted. Please keep in mind that your payments are due to the daycare office, IN ADVANCE OF SERVICE, on the Monday of the upcoming pay period. You will receive a receipt at the end of each year for income tax purposes.
Should you need assistance with childcare payments, please talk to us about childcare subsidies available through Norfolk County.
The childcare center may terminate services if policies are not followed or fees are not paid.
Holidays & Closures
Calvary Daycare will be closed on the below stated statutory holidays:
Note: You will be responsible for your regular childcare fees on these days if your child is scheduled to attend.
NEW YEAR’S DAY (January) FAMILY DAY (February)
GOOD FRIDAY (March/April) VICTORIA DAY (May)
CANADA DAY (July) CIVIC HOLIDAY (August)
LABOUR DAY (September) THANKSGIVING DAY (October)
CHRISTMAS DAY (December) BOXING DAY (December)
Note: There will be no fees incurred for these days.
The Friday of the Labour Day Weekend (last day of summer) we will be closed for a staff day.
The Days between Christmas and New Year.
Snow Days (see below)
Sometimes the daycare closes for the staff to participate in professional learning. If this is to happen you will be given adequate notice.
Closures due to weather or emergency circumstances:
If Norfolk schools (Zone One) are closed due to weather, the daycare will be closed. We will post our daycare closures on CD 98.9 fm by 6:30 am on their website (norfolktoday.ca) and radio announcements only IF WE ARE CLOSED.
Free days & Absences
Each child is eligible for an allotment of free days where payment is not required. Your child cannot be at daycare to use a free day. Free Days may be used if your child is away for vacation, is at home sick or is just staying home with you. Free Days may also be used in lieu of payment for a statutory holiday. Written or emailed notice is required for requesting the use of your free days. Please keep current with your requests. Request cannot go back more than one month.
Free day allotments:
5 days/week = 10 free days
3 days/week = 6 free days
2 days/week = 4 free days
If you are starting or withdrawing part way through the year your Free Day allotment will be pro-rated accordingly. Free Days cannot be carried forward into the next calendar year. Free days are not available for the Before and After School program or Camp Calvary.
If, for any reason, your child will be absent for the day, please notify us by 9:00am. This will enable us to keep accurate records, ensure your child’s safety and arrange our staffing.
Changes to Your Child's Enrollment
If you wish to make changes to your child’s schedule please submit your request in writing to the daycare office or to the Pastoral Daycare Director. If it is a drop-in request the Daycare Director will let you know if there is room to accommodate your child that day. If it is a permanent request the Pastoral Daycare Director will let you know when there is space available to change days. At that time an Alteration to Enrollment Form must be completed, signed and returned to the daycare office.
A permanent space cannot be guaranteed if you wish to temporarily withdraw your child and re-enroll. Similarly, if you reduce your child’s days we cannot guarantee a full-time space when you need it. (ie: Maternity Leave) We will do our best to accommodate our Calvary families but cannot hold spaces.
Should you choose to permanently withdraw your child from our care, you must give us THREE WEEKS WRITTEN NOTICE. If notice is not received, full payment of fees will be charged and payment required for the three-week notice period.