FAQs

Is your centre fully licensed?

A: Yes, Little Owl Academy is a fully licensed Childcare facility through Interior Health.

Is there a registration Fee?

A: At time of registration a nonrefundable $100 fee will be charged. This fee secures your spot at Little Owl Academy.

When are monthly Fees due?

A: At time of registration we require 6 month’s worth of post dated cheques, the cheques will be cashed on the 1st of each month. Checks are due before the 28th of each month.

What is included in your fees?

A: Morning and afternoon snack for daycare, and Infant/Toddler care. Transportation to and from Chute Lake Elementary School, and afternoon snack for Out of School Care. 

What do I do if I no longer need care?

A: We require one month notice from the first of the month and any post dated cheques for the following months will be returned. If required notice is not given,  you will be required to still pay for the following month.

What happens if I accidentally bounce my cheque?

A: Oops, we all make mistakes! Your child will still have care but we would appreciate a new cheque promptly with a $20 surcharge included to cover the bank fees.

If I am going away for a month or decide to take a holiday and don’t need care, do I still have to pay for the time that I am away?

A: Yes, in order to secure your child’s space you need to pay even when you wish to take a holiday. We are unable to enroll another child while you are away as this spot is secured for your child. If you choose to discontinue care for a period of time we cannot guarantee your space will be available upon your return as other families may be waiting for care.

It’s May and I don’t need care until July, will you hold my spot?

A: Unfortunately we can’t hold your spot, in order to keep the spot, you will have to start paying for the months leading up to the date you require care for.

What are the Hours the Daycare Centre will be open?

A: 7:30am to 6:00pm

How many children are allowed in the Daycare/Preschool /Out of School Care?

A: The 3-5 all day care room is licensed for 25, there are 20 Out of School Care children, 20 children in each Preschool Class, and 12 in our Infant Toddler room.

What are the age groups for each program? A: Infant Todder Ages 0 – 3 yrs, Daycare and Preschool Ages 2 ½ – Kindergarten, Out of School Kindergarten and up.

What is your staff to child ratio?

A: Infant Toddler is 1 teacher for every 4 children enrolled; Daycare 1 teacher for every 8 children enrolled; Preschool and Out of School Care 1 staff for every 10 children enrolled

What are the qualifications of the staff?

A: All staff members will  have a valid criminal check and first aid. There will always be an Early Childhood Educator on site and all assistants will have completed at least one ECE course. We will only hire staff members who are as passionate about children and childcare as we are.

What if my child is sick or needs medication?

A: Please see our policies in our parent handbook.

May I come in and see my child at anytime?

A: We have an open door policy and all parents are welcome to come in at anytime. We just ask that you be respectful of other children in the program and shy away from visiting or picking up at naptime.

Is there a parent group or parent activities?

A: We have different events and activities over the year where families will be invited to participate. Little Owl Academy is a family centered program. You can also find us on facebook!

Will you go any field trips?

A: Yes we will be going on numerous educational fieldtrips over the years. Parents are welcome to join us.