Each Centre offers different programs to meet the needs of the children in their community. Below are fee policies and the fee schedule that include all programs, and apply to all Spare Time Centres.
All new Spare Time members are required to give a $100.00 deposit upon registration. This will be applied to the final month upon the one-month notice of withdrawal from the centre. If one month notice is not given, the deposit will not be returned.
Monthly Fees Include
Monthly fees are consistent for every month regardless of the number of instructional days. Annual instructional and non instructional days are totaled and averaged out over a 10 month period. Although there are additional fees for those who would like to attend during December and March, the regular fee will remain the same. If children are withdrawn from care, they will not be eligible to re-enter the centre for 3 months. Please refer to your Parent Manual for the complete fee policy.
Preschool and part time fees are calculated based only on all instructional days.
Not Included in Monthly Fees
District Closure Days, Winter Break & Spring Break are not included in monthly fees.
Post-dated cheques for the rest of the year will be required by the first day of attendance, or monthly E-Transfers on the first of each month. .
An Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) is available for those who qualify from the Ministry of Children and Families. Families receiving this subsidy will also be required to pay a $50.00 deposit and provide post-dated cheques or an E-Transfer for their portion as stated above, the difference between the monthly fee and the benefit authorization. There will be additional fees for district closure days, Winter Break and Spring Break. The centre must receive authorization forms prior to the child attending or you will be responsible for paying the full fee, and you will be reimbursed when the authorization is received. For information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/financial-assistance-for-child-care
General Monthly Fee Schedule:
September 2021 to August 2022
Before & After School Care: $460.00
Before School Care Only: $181.00 (Includes breakfast)
Kindergarten (includes a Child Care Fee Reduction from MCFD):
Before & After School Care: $360.00
Before School Care Only: $133.00 (Includes breakfast)
Breakfast: (per month): $37.00 or daily drop-in: ($2.50)
PART TIME: (not available at every centre)
3 Days/Week: $301.00, Kindergarten: 240.00
2 Days/Week: $201.00, Kindergarten: 159.00
Non-Instructional days not included, if one falls on your day: + $34.00
Pre-School: Spare Time Treehouse: $567.00