ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH THE CHURCH?
No, we are just tenants of their space.
IF MY CHILD PLANS ON BEING AWAY FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME DO I HAVE TO PAY?
Yes. There are no refunds on daycare fees due to sickness, weather closures, professional days, or holidays. Unfortunately, due to program ratios, we ask families to pay if they would like to guarantee their space is still available.
WHAT IS YOUR SICK POLICY?
24 hours clearance is required in the case of vomiting, diarrhea, fever (100 Celsius or 38 Fahrenheit) and administration of antibiotics
DO YOU PROVIDE ANY MEALS?
We provide two snacks a day, families provide lunch.
WHAT IS YOUR DISCIPLINE POLICY?
To the staff at St. Barnabas Daycare, discipline describes the teaching/learning process by which children develop socially and grow to maturity. Our goal is to assist children in developing problem solving skills, self-control, self-confidence and ultimately self-discipline and sensitivity to their interactions with others. Every opportunity that may arise requiring discipline will be first a safety consideration for the child or the other children and secondly a teaching opportunity. A child will NEVER be punished, humiliated, belittled or harmed by a staff member, adult or child while in the center. The behaviour, not the child as an individual, will be discussed.
DO YOU ACCEPT SUbsidy?
Yes. Families can access the affordable childcare benefit for daycare fees. You can find out more information and apply at the following link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit/forms-resources
ARE YOU PART OF THE GOVERNMENT FEE INITIATIVE PROGRAM?
YES. WHEN LOOKING ON OUR FEE PAGE YOU WILL SEE TWO FEES, ONE IS OUR TOTAL FEE AND THE OTHER IS THE PORTION OF THE FEE THAT PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING, BECAUSE OF THE FEE INITIATIVE.
When do you contact me after I apply to be on the waitlist?
We will only contact you when we come across your name for a space at our centre. We also will call you once a year to ensure that you wish to remain on our waitlist, which helps us keep our waitlist as small as we possibly can.
HOw long is your waitlist and what are the average wait times?
Our under three program waitlist is quite extensive with about 300+ people at any given time, making the wait in that program approx 1.5 years or more. Our over three waitlist is shorter with approx 100+ people on it, and a wait time of 6-12 months or more. Our out of school care list has approx 25+ people on it and wait times can be 6 months to 1 year or more.
How do I fill out the waitlist form if I am still pregnant?
Please use your due date as the birthdate and TBD or Baby for the first name, and use any gender you want. We can update your form after you have the baby.