Childcare Rules & Regulations

Cancelling Your Spot

If your child(ren) will not need childcare on any given day, YOU ARE REQUIRED to phone 514-695-8529 or e-mail iva.rooney@wiwc.ca as soon as possible to cancel the spot. Knowing how many children to expect allows the childcare staff to adapt their program and work schedule.

Any member who forgets to call or e-mail to cancel will be asked to donate $2.00 per child.

Arriving for Childcare

Members are asked to drop off their children with a childcare worker at the entrance to the childcare room. Children are accepted in childcare 5 – 10 minutes before a class is scheduled to begin, no earlier.

Please make an extra effort to arrive for your classes on time if you are bringing children to the childcare service.

Unauthorized Persons Are Not Permitted in Childcare

The childcare supervisor strictly controls who is permitted in the childcare room while children are on site.

Parents must Remain on the Premises

Parents must remain in the building while their children are in class or in the childcare room. Note that mothers participating in off-site courses (“Stroller Fit” for example) are asked to sign a special waiver if they are using the childcare service.

Snack Time

Please bring in snacks for your child if he/she will be in childcare on the following days and times:

  • Monday through Friday mornings if your child will be in childcare for a full two hours

Appropriate Snack Items

When packing a snack for your child, remember to label any food or drink (baby bottles included) you bring with your child’s last name. Absolutely no snack products with nuts are permitted.

Emergency Waiver for Children with Epipens

Members whose children carry an Epipen are asked to complete a special waiver form. The form grants the childcare supervisor and the childcare workers permission to administer the Epipen if required.

In addition, we require members who have a child with a special medical condition (such as a life-threatening allergy or asthma) to provide a photograph of the child.

Diaper Changes

Instead of bringing a diaper bag to childcare, moms with babies in diapers are asked to bring a labelled disposable bag with a diaper and wipes each time you come to the Centre.

If you change your child’s diaper at the Centre, please do not dispose of the diaper on church premises. You can bring the diaper to the childcare room and the staff will dispose of it.

Picking Up Your Children

Please go to the childcare room to collect your children as soon as your class ends. The changeover time between classes can be quite hectic so we really appreciate your cooperation.

Strollers, Wagons, Bicycles, etc.

Please do not bring strollers, wagons, bicycles, etc., inside the building. These items can be a dangerous obstacle for adults and children when left in the entrances or hallways. Please also be sure to leave the space clear outside the building along the entrance pathways.

Bring Shoes for Your Child

If your child is of walking age, make sure he or she has a pair of shoes to wear while in childcare. Should there ever be an emergency and we have to evacuate the building, it is very important that all of the children have shoes.

Do Not Bring Toys or Other Objects from Home

Please ensure that your child does not bring objects from home into the childcare room.

Illness

Help us keep the spread of illness to a minimum. Children with fevers, rashes, coughs, or colds should not be brought to the Centre. Remember to notify the Centre by telephone (514-695-8529) or e-mail (iva.rooney@wiwc.ca) as soon as possible if you need to cancel your spot.

Not Sure Whether Your Child Is too Sick to Come to the Centre?

Please do not bring your child if nose secretions are mucousy and not clear. Do not bring your child if he or she has a cough. If you suspect your child has a fever coming on, please keep your child at home.

Infectious Diseases Policy

In the best interest of everyone, we ask that our members inform us of any cases of infectious diseases (i.e. chicken pox, fifth disease, etc.). When infectious diseases are reported, we will inform our members by e-mail. This is intended only as an information service to our members, and we cannot guarantee we will have knowledge of every case. The Centre cannot be held responsible should anyone be exposed to an infectious disease.

Helping Children with Separation Issues

The best advice we can give mothers new to our childcare service is “Don’t give up!” Experience tells us that before long, both you and your child will look forward to his/her time with us.

If you have any questions or suggestions about our childcare service, please get in touch with our childcare supervisor by e-mailing iva.rooney@wiwc.ca or calling 514-695-8529, Ext. 205.