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Location:
23 Lucas Ave
Barrie ON
Intersection:
Mapleview Dr/Marsellus Dr
Age groups:
Infant Toddler Kindergarten Preschool Schoolage
Telephone:
705-252-8707
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Daycare description / philosophy

* New Lower Fees*

Meet the Educator

My name is Katie. I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator (2007), with an Honours BA in Psychology (2006) and a Bachelor of Education (2008). I have many years of experience working in elementary schools and daycare. My education has given me a strong foundation in the stages of child development; while my experience, has allowed me to observe this development first hand. I have taken the best techniques and educating skills from teachers and colleagues I have had to develop my approach to childcare. I focus on developing a happy, healthy and social child in a calm, caring and comfortable home environment. I strive to foster independent, life-long learners, through developmentally appropriate challenges that encourage each child to reach their full potential.
I am a married, mother of a beautiful, 10 month old girl. As a mother who loves children, I have decided to open my home to nurture your children, along with my daughter. I am first aid and CPR certified. In addition, I have a clean Police Record Check. My house is smoke free and fur free.

Philosophy

I strive to provide developmentally appropriate play based learning program, which will allow children to master the skills necessary for a happy, healthy and social childhood. I believe that each child has unique individual needs and abilities. I offer children an environment in which they have maximum potential to experience secure, stimulating and enjoyable opportunities for growth.

Hours of Operation

7:00am to 5:30pm

*I am prepared to discuss any extended care needs that you may have. My husband is a shift worker so I understand how tough childcare can be to find. I am open to working evenings and the odd weekend.

Fees

Hedgehog Homecare charges $35 per day, per child under the age of four and $20 per day, per child in before and after school care ($30 when the child will be in my care for the full day). Fees are to be paid weekly on the Friday before the week commences. Posted-dated cheques are accepted.

Nutrition

I will provide two snacks and one hot meal each day in accordance with the Canadian Food Guide. I will work with a four week menu rotation. The following is a sample of one of the four weekly menus I will serve. Meal plans will be posted each week so you know exactly what your child is eating.

Outdoor Play

Weather permitting; we will be playing outside each day for one to two hours. We will stay inside when the weather is worse than -20 with the windchill during the winter and over +30 with the humidex in the summer. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

Hedgehog Homecare's Schedule

7:00am Arrivals- quiet play (puzzles, books, table top games)
8:00am Washroom routine
8:30am Snack
8:45am Story time either inside or outside
9:00am Free play (outside) and a structured learning activity
10:00am Tidy up
10:15am Head inside
10:30am Indoor free-play (prepare lunch)
11:15am Lunch time
11:45am Washroom routine
12:00pm Story time/ children settled for nap
2:00pm Children that are awake start quiet play
2:30pm Snack time
2:45pm Art and structured learning activity
3:45pm Washroom routine
4:00pm Free play (outdoors)
5:00pm Tidy up/ quiet activities
5:30pm Daycare closes

The daily schedule will vary based on the weather, in addition to, the ages and needs of the children in care. If a child is in need of a morning nap, they will nap on demand. As well, bottle-fed babies will be fed on demand. Washroom breaks and diaper changes will be completed as needed (more frequently if toilet training).

PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR THE FULL PARENT HANDBOOK
http://katieshomedaycare.wix.com/hedgehoghomecare

Daycare Features

  • Full-time spaces
  • Part-time spaces
  • Air Conditioned
  • Cook Onsite

Hours of Operation

Mon
07:00am - 05:30pm
Tue
07:00am - 05:30pm
Wed
07:00am - 05:30pm
Thu
07:00am - 05:30pm
Fri
07:00am - 05:30pm

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