This is a contract between a daycare provider and the parents or guardians of a child for
the daycare services for the child. This agreement includes terms such as the fees; the
payment policy; late arrival/pickup policy; termination and withdrawal policy; illness
policy; medication policy; first aid policy; discipline; health and nutrition, and, a program
of activities clause. This document in its draft form contains standard clauses commonly
used in these types of agreements. Additional language may be added to allow for
customization to ensure the specific terms of the parties' agreement are addressed. Use
this form when engaging the services of a home daycare provider, or if one is providing
HOME DAYCARE CONTRACT
1. Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday _:__ a.m. â€“ _:__ p.m.
I will be closed on all Statutory Holidays. Your childâ€™s day begins at _:__ a.m., and ends
no later than 5:30 p.m.
Statutory holidays are observed as paid holidays. You do not need to pay for my
vacation days. If I need to take a day off, or when I decide to take vacation, it is your
responsibility to find alternate daycare.
There will be no payment if your child is on holiday (please provide at least 2 weeks
notice of any holidays), or sick, or if I am on holiday (at least 3 weeks notification) or if I
or any of my children are sick.
3. Payment Policy
The Parents agree to pay the sum of $___.__ ($_/hour * __ hours/day * _ days/week) per
week for the care of their child. Payment is to be made every week. If 2 consecutive pay
periods are missed, this contract will automatically be terminated. A fee of $30 will be
charged for all NSF cheques. Upon a second occurrence of an NSF cheque, all
subsequent payments must be made in cash.
You must return all forms filled out completely before your child enters my care. You are
required to supply:
ï‚· A copy of Immunization Records (these must be kept updated)
ï‚· Child Questionnaire
ï‚· Medication Administration Authorization
4. Late Arrival/Pickup Policy
You must call at least 30 minutes in advance of your normal drop-off time if your child will
not be coming on any given day. This helps me to plan our daily activities.
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Please advise immediately if you will be arriving later than the pre-arranged time to pick
up your child. It is the parentâ€™s responsibility to ensure that their child is picked up no later
than _:__ p.m. Please notify me if someone other than a parent will be picking up your
child. Verbal or written permission must be received before I can release a child to
anyone who is not a parent.
I will provide at least one monthâ€™s notice to terminate care of any child. Parents agree
that a minimum notice of one full month will be given for permanent withdrawal of any
child from care, or agree to pay a monthâ€™s fee in lieu of notice.
6. Illness Policy
Please advise me no less than 30 minutes prior to your childâ€™s start time if your child will
not be in my care due to illness.
Parents agree that a child who is ill (e.g. fever, infection, diarrhea, communicable
disease, or any other type of illness that may be passed on to others, with the exception
of the common cold) will be kept at home to protect the well-being of my family and other
children in my care. The parents further agree, should a child become ill while in care,
that immediate arrangements will be made to remove the child from the daycare (I will
isolate your child until you arrive to pick him/her up). Children will not be allowed to return
to daycare until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. In some cases, a
note from a doctor may be necessary.
Please respect my illness policy. If a child is not well enough to go outside to play or
attend school, they are not well enough to attend daycare.
In some cases, a child may return from an absence due to illness with medication to be
finished, or s/he may be taking preventative medication. In these instances, I may be
required to administer medication. All medication must be in the original pharmacy
container, and include the following information on the label: childâ€™s name, name of drug,
dosage. Should a child require medication, even acetaminophen for a minor ailment like
teething, written consent from the parents must be given in advance.
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8. First Aid
Scratches and scrapes will be treated with soap and water and a Band-Aid (if needed).
You will be notified immediately for anything more serious. For major emergencies which
require the services of an emergency medical team, the child will be transported by
ambulance. For minor emergencies, you