TYPE TIME RATE (per child)
Full day 4.5 hours – 9 hours $45/day
Half day 2 hours – 4.5 hours $25/day
After-school 2 hours max $7/hour


All monthly fees will be paid on the first of each month in advance. Invoices and receipts are provided for all payment transactions. Unpaid fees are subject to immediate suspension or termination of care unless reasonable arrangements are made and accepted by both parties.

If you are late pick-up of children will be subject to a fee of $15 for every 15 minutes late. These additional fees are due before then next scheduled date of care.

Child care subsidy

Any amount not covered by the child care subsidy is the responsibility of the parents/guardians and is payable on the first of each month in advance. Proof of Child Care Subsidy must be given to the provider prior to registration.

Payment methods

Payment methods include cash, cheque, and electronic funds transfer. Cheques are made payable to Kootenay Employment Services. A fee of $30 will be charged to all NSF cheques. Upon a second occurrence of an NSF cheque, all subsequent payments must be made in cash.


Credit for any missed time is given in the following circumstances:

  1. Parent/guardian provides sufficient notice of a cancellation or vacation (two weeks).
  2. If there is an unscheduled closure of the Childcare Centre.

Credits will be applied to the immediate month following and will not be banked. Cash refunds are only given when childcare has been terminated without notice by Blossom and Bud Childcare, as long as there are no outstanding fees pending.

Orientation and Enrollment Requirements

In order to ensure a good fit between your family’s needs and the Blossom and Bud Childcare, it is important to have a proper introduction. Before your child can be officially enrolled in Blossom and Bud Childcare you must complete and provide the following documents:

  • Signed Parent Agreement
  • Completed Child Profile & Copy of Immunization Record (or Signed Waiver)
  • Signed Consent Forms (those that are applicable)
  • First months’ payment
  • Deposit of $25 into each child’s Supply Account (see below for description of this account)*

*spaces will not be held by verbal contract, an agreement and one month’s payment must be paid in order for a spot to be held for you and your child.

We require that the parent/guardian and their child(ren) visit our centre prior to enrollment. This process allows your child(ren) to become more familiar with our daycare and staff. If you feel it necessary, we can arrange for your child(ren) to be left in our care for 2 hours free of charge as a trial basis, before leaving them for a full day. The on-site visit includes a tour of the facility, meeting the ECE workers, and reviewing the parent handbook.

There is a three-week trial period in which either party may end the agreement for any reason.