To keep up with the ever rising costs of items needed to provide quality child care, Apple Blossom is finding it necessary to introduce a modest fee increase, effective July 1, 2016.
The new agency suggested rates are as follows:
0-50 hours: $6.80 per hour
50-99: $6.25 per hour
100-180 hours: $600 per month
Overtime: $600 + $6.25/hr over 180
We appreciate your understanding and patronage!
One of our Medicine Hat providers found these awesome labels for play areas to share with everyone. Click the link to see!
Play Area Labels
A big huge “Thank you!” to all of our providers and staff for all the hard work and commitment everyone has put into ensuring we are meeting all of the accreditation standards. Your efforts are appreciated!
One of our Medicine Hat providers is making great use of her communication board with parents! Here’s an example:
As we head into September we’d like to remind both parents and providers that time sheets must be filled out completely.
Parents: you must fill out accurate times for your child, and initial the drop-off time and sign the pick-up time. Time sheets are legal documents dictating the transfer of responsibility from parent to provider and vice versa.
Providers: time sheets must be filled out completely, including the child’s full name and birth date. You are also responsible for ensuring that parents are completing the time sheets accurately.
If you have any questions regarding this, or any other policy, please do not hesitate to contact the office via email or phone at 403-526-8194.
Providers, please remember to take your portable emergency cards and first kit with you every time you leave your house! This includes going out into your backyard, going for a walk around the block, going on a field trip, or any other instance where you are no longer inside your day home with the children.
Should you, or parents, have any questions regarding this policy, please feel free to contact the office via email or at 403-526-8194.
One of our Medicine Hat providers made these adorable hand towels for her day home children. Each child gets their own pattern. She made sets of two to allow for wash cycles.
Effective August 1st 2015 there will be a $25.00 charge for all NSF payments. This applies to dishonoured cheques, credit card payments and EFT transactions. If you have more than 2 NSFs in a row your payments will have to be made by cash only. Cash payments must be made in person at the agency office.
Also, effective August 1st 2015, should a request be made to retrieve archived documents or write letters to outside agencies, Apple Blossom Day Homes reserves the right to charge an hourly fee ($25.00/hour).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy change, please do not hesitate to contact us at the office at 403-526-8194.
Just FYI, we have now added a second phone line to help us better meet your communication expectations! No need to learn a new phone number – calling the usual 403-526-8194 (or toll-free at 1-877-842-7753) will call both lines.
Looking forward to chatting with you!
Thanks to parent feedback, we have now added the option to pay for child care services via e-transfer. E-transfers can be sent to Lisa@appleblossomdayhomes.com. We hope this makes the payment process easier for you!