CHILD MINDING We believe that positive experiences in the early years have life-long impact. Our Child Minding care providers are passionate about creating a fun, safe, and comfortable environment for infants and children during their stay. All caregivers have up-to-date police security clearance and are required to complete YMCA Calgary’s Early Years Training Program. Our training program supports our caregivers in applying best practices heathy child development and playbased learning techniques into everything they do.
CHILD MINDING FOR MEMBERS Members receive free child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months.
Visit ymcacalgary.org/childminding or see our app for hours and contact information.
OUR CHILD MINDING SERVICE PROVIDES SHORT-TERM CARE FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN WHILE YOU WORK ON STAYING HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AT THE Y. AGES •
Infants and children ages 6 weeks to 10 years
BOOKING DETAILS •
Child Minding can be booked for a maximum of two hours per day.
Advanced booking is recommended to secure a space. (The number of spaces available has been pre-determined to ensure the caregiver to child ratio provides optimum safety and care for each child).
YMCA members can book seven days in advance; non-members can book two days in advance.
BLOCK BOOKING •
Members can pre-book multiple Child Minding sessions at any time.
Non-Members can pre-book multiple Child Minding sessions if registered in a YMCA program.
Payment for Child Minding is made at Member Services prior to picking up infants or children. Child Minding receipts are presented to the caregiver when the child is picked up.
Pre-paid multi-visit cards are also presented at the time of pick up.
Child Minding appointment cancellations must be received one hour in advance to avoid a $5 cancellation fee.
‘No-shows’ will be charged $5 or for the amount of time booked, whichever is the greater amount.
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP OF CHILDREN •
To assist us in providing appropriate care and attention to all children, we ask that children be dropped-off and picked-up promptly at their booked time.
In the event a parent/guardian is late, a caregiver or YMCA Duty Manager may be required to locate the parent and late fees will be charged accordingly.
CHILD MINDING FEES
Infant (6 weeks to 35 months)
Child (3 – 10 years)
$30 multiple-visit cards can be purchased at Member Services. Multiple-visit cards are transferable, but not refundable.
A member is defined as the infant/child or adult with a YMCA membership using the child minding service. Financial assistance is available. To learn more, contact Member Services.