West End Parents’ Daycare is open from 8 am to 6 pm.
If you are picking up and dropping your child off using a vehicle, you’ll be pleased that we have plenty of parking available in the rear of the building (most other daycares in the area have very limited parking).
Public School Pickups and Drop-offs
WEPD drops off and picks up students from Ossington/Old Orchard Public School (OOOPS), which is connected to our daycare through the nature park that was once part of Garrison Creek. We also have pickups and drop-offs at Dewson Street Public School, which is the local primary school for French Immersion. Our Satellite program is located at OOOPS and includes a variety of creative experiences that promote autonomy and self-esteem.
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WEPD is closed on the following statutory holidays each year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Canada Day, Civic Holiday (August), Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Family Day. When Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve fall on a weekday, the centre will close at 1pm.
Other than the above exceptions, we are open during school vacations and on professional development (PD) days.
If for some reason you will be unable to pick up your child by 6 pm, please notify the centre. In these circumstances, alternative arrangements should be made. Our policy is a fine of $1.00/minute for each minute late commencing at 6:01pm.
The total late fee is due in cash to the staff on duty in your child’s room. It is payable immediately upon pick-up. If you do not pay at the time of pick up, you will be required to sign a late fee form stating to whom the money is owed and how much. If you do not pay, it will be added to the monthly fee.
What happens if you are late for pick-up
If you or an authorized person does not pick up your child by 6:00 p.m. and you have not contacted us, we:
- 6:05pm – Check our answering machine/voice mail and our Communication Log Book – Telephone you at all your numbers listed in your child’s file and leave a message.
- 6:15pm – Telephone you again – If you are not reached, telephone the emergency contact people in the order listed in your child’s file. If no one arrives to pick up the child, we will attempt to contact you or another contact listed in your child’s file.
- If, by 7pm we have not reached anyone indicated in the file, we are required to notify the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.