Childcare offers you the opportunity to leave your child in a safe and fun space while you exercise or enjoy the centre's amenities (please note that you must remain within the facility while your child is in our care). We care for children ages newborn to 6. For more information you can call 403.948.8804 ext. 5512. Please leave a message as the staff may be busy playing with children.
Our Room: The open, spacious room is designed so that there is something for all children to do when they are here. Crafts, snack table, a variety of engaging centres and an area for babies to crawl and explore. We have a bright, inviting space where all children feel welcomed and can enjoy their time while you enjoy yours.
Safety: We are committed to the safety of all children in our care. All staff are first aid and CPR certified. We follow strict child to staff ratios in order to maintain the safety and security of all children. Our ratio is one staff member to six children (maximum up to two babies) when they are alone. We have the capacity for 18 children at one time, including 4 infants, with 3 staff in the room.
The experience: In order to make this the most positive experience for your child, we allow parents to stay in the room for the first visit, or if your child has some anxiety of being left. Bookings can also be made in half hour increments so that it isn't too long for the first few visits.
Children can bring in a small snack and a water bottle for their visit in case they get hungry or thirsty. A small bag with a change of clothes, and diapers/pullups as required, is a helpful idea as sometimes messes and accidents happen.
We do ask that they don't bring any toys from home, as we don't want to take the chance of them getting lost or damaged.
Infants can definitely bring in a blanket and any other soothing cuddle toy to help them settle in.
Children will have the opportunity to choose any of the centres to explore. We have blocks, cars/trucks, housekeeping, reading corner, things to build with, things to create with and an assortment of crafts and art activities.
All wet or soiled diapers will be changed while the children are in our care.
Hours of operation (summer schedule in effect Monday June 20, 2022)
|Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.|
|Monday and Wednesday evenings||4:45 - 8 p.m.|
|Saturday||8 a.m. - noon|
|(No childcare available on long weekends)|
Continuous monthly pass holders have access to unlimited monthly childcare for one low rate:
$15 per month for one child
$30 per month for two or more children
Drop in rates for non-passholders is $6/hr per child.
Before entering our childcare space, please ensure you go through our daily health check list before dropping off your children.
- No symptoms of illness - do you have any of the following symptoms: fever greater than 38 degrees, new onset of (or exacerbation of chronic) cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose?
- No international travel - have you returned to Canada from outside the country (including USA) in the past 14 days?
- No contact with COVID-19 - do you live with or have you had close contact* (within 2 meters/6feet) with a person with an influenza-like illness or COVID-19, while: not wearing recommended PPR and/or not practising physical distancing as appropraite to the setting?
- Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette - I am familiar with the need to avoid touching my face and cover any cough with my arm when in the facility.
Book now to ensure you have the spot you want.
Drop in spaces are only available if our maximum ratio has not been met.
Please see the Online childcare booking page for step by step directions.
Due to space limitations we do enforce a no-show/cancellation policy for our childcare bookings. We know mistakes happen, kids get sick, and sometimes your schedule can be unpredictable. If you have to cancel your booking, please reach out as soon as possible so we are able to open up your spot to another family.
To cancel your booking, please call us at 403.948.8804 ext. 5512 and leave a message.
If you do not show up for your scheduled time you will be given an initial warning. Any further no-shows after your initial warning will result in future bookings being removed from the system.
Genesis Place staff reserve the right to withdraw bookings or cancel childcare memberships in the event of frequent no-shows or booking cancellations.