Parents Handbook > Payments and Fees

Payments and Fees

Fees are subject to change, based on an annual review. Parents will be given no less than four weeks notice of intent to increase fees.

A registration fee of $35:00 is due upon registration at (Country Kids Day Care). This fee covers the administrative costs of registering a child, as well as the cost of orientation visits and program costs (i.e. scrapbooks).

Fees are:

  • $145.00 a week for full time
  • $32.00 per day part time
  • $165.00 per week 15 month old room
  • $80.00 for afterschool
  • $140.00 in the summer which includes outings.

Payment is accepted by cash, cheque or debit . Cheques should be made out to (Country Kids Day Care).

Payment may be made on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis; however, it is requested that payment be made in advance of the service. Therefore, weekly fees will be dated for the Monday of each week and will be payment for that week of care. Bi-weekly payments may reflect one week behind and one week ahead, and monthly payments may reflect two weeks behind and two weeks ahead. Each family should drop off post-dated cheques in three month “bundles”. You will be reminded when your last cheque is cashed and asked to drop off the next three month “bundle”.

Should your account be in arrears for a period of more than one week, a service charge of 10 percent per week will be added to you account. Non-payment of fees, however, will be tolerated for no more than three weeks and will be cause for immediate termination of services. Outstanding balances owed upon termination of services will be sent to collection and/or filed with small claims court, should arrangements not be made for payment of said outstanding balance.

A service charge of $25.00 will be charged for any returned cheque. Families having more than two payments returned, for any reason, will be required, thereafter, to submit payment by cash or money order.  Interest on overdue accounts will be charged at the rate of 1% per month. Overdue accounts may result in the immediate withdrawal of the child from the program.

Additional Charges

The monthly fee does not include the cost of special trips, outings and guest speakers. The additional costs for these are the responsibility of the parents.

If a child does not attend due to illness, family holidays or other absences, or the day care closes

Due to emergency measures – the monthly fee does not change.

Income Tax Receipts

By February 28th of each year we will issue child care tax receipts for the previous year. If your child leaves the day care before this time, please ensure that we have your forwarding address and the Receipt will be mailed to you or picked up the at center.

Receipts for each payment will be issued and sent home in your family’s mail cubby. In addition, an annual total receipt will be issued, by the end of February for income tax purposes.

Parents are advised to retain the receipts issued for each individual payment for income tax purposes. Should your family be randomly chosen for audit, Revenue Canada might request to see each individual receipt being claimed, as well as the annual total income tax receipt? Please keep the center updated on address changes as year-end receipts may be mailed ie; if the child has left the center.

All families are required to provide two weeks notice before removing their child from the program. Should notice not be provided, payment shall be made in lieu of notice. However, due to long waiting lists please give as much notice as possible.