Below are the fee schedules for the 2021-2022 school year. These monthly rates are based on:
Low student to staff ratio
Providing staff with livable wages, which helps to prevent high staff turnover
Providing healthy, high-quality, local, organic foods prepared by a certified Red Seal Chef who holds her holistic nutritionist certification.
Fees are payable on or before the first day of each month. Our monthly billing is based on a four week period. For example, a full time space of 5 days per week is billed based on 20 days of care per month. A part time space of 3 days per week is billed based on 12 days per month.
Billing based on four week periods is beneficial to you as it provides a regular monthly payment that does not fluctuate.
Infant/ Toddler Program for children under 3 years
We operate at a roughly 3.25 - 1 child to teacher ratio (VIHA standard is 4-1)
3-5 Year Forest Program
We operate at a roughly 5 -1 child to teacher ratio (VIHA standard is 8-1)
Children in this program will go on occasional excursions to the forest and/or local farms.
A one-time fee of $50 is due at the start of the year to cover excursion costs.
4-5 Year Forest Program
We operate at a roughly 7 -1 child to teacher ratio (VIHA standard is 8-1)
Children in this program will go on frequent excursions to the forest and/or local farms.
A one-time fee of $100 is due at the start of the year to cover excursion costs.
Drop-in at the Daycare
Only pre-registered students that have been approved can attend on a drop-in basis. An application form and family meeting are required.
Drop-in availability is on a first come, first served basis. Drop-in spot fees are only payable by email transfer.
FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR
AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE BENEFIT CLIENT POLICY
Clients who require the Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB, formerly Subsidy) must have authorization in place before care can begin or can pay the full fee amount until their subsidy is approved.
ACCB is the sole responsibility of the parent. The care provider fills out a Child Care Arrangements form and submits to the client who then will need to submit all application requirements and paperwork in a timely manner for the ACCB to be authorized in time for care to begin on the agreed/required start date.
Clients who are expecting to be eligible for or have authorization in place to receive the ACCB will be required to submit half of the first month’s total monthly fee to ensure care will be secured through the application and renewal process.
Please contact us for our full policy.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to set up a meeting to discuss.
For more information about Childcare Subsidy in BC, please go to the BC Government website.