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The Oasis Daycare
#101, 10124 101 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Y2
Ph: (780) 539-6179  Fax: (780) 538-3293

About The Oasis Daycare

The Oasis Daycare is located in The Oasis Bridge building (10124 – 101 Avenue), between The Oasis Fellowship and The Oasis Centre. The daycare offers full time care for children ages 19 months to 6 years old during the day in Grande Prairie.

Our mission for the daycare is to provide a consistent, loving, and secure environment to support parents in meeting the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of their children.

We believe that:

  • God created each child with special talents and abilities and we strive to build each child’s self-worth by encouraging and embracing these.
  • ALL children are valuable and unique and deserve to be treated with love and respect and given the opportunity to create and develop healthy relationships with their peers and with the adults around them.
  • Play is one of the most important ways children learn, and they must be allowed to do so in a safe and healthy environment that allows them to be creative, stimulated, curious and appropriately challenged.
  • Each child is a valuable and contributing member of this daycare, their family and community and this will be shown by giving them age appropriate responsibilities, and encouraging self-help skills and independence.
  • Children feel safe and secure when they have a routine and know what to expect.
  • Family connections are vital to a child’s success in our program and open communication between parents and our centre is encouraged, and parents are welcome to visit the classrooms.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm

Monthly Fees for Daycare Services

  • 19 months old – 35 months old: $910/month
  • 36 months old – 6 years old: $885/month

Part Time or Drop in Care Fees

  • Full Day, 7:30am – 5:30pm: $50/day
    • *Increasing to $60/day as of October 1
  • Morning Daycare, 8:30am – 12:00pm: $25/day
    • *Increasing to $30/day as of October 1
  • Afternoon Daycare, 1:30pm – 5:00pm: $25/day
    • *Increasing to $30/day as of October 1

For information and to apply for government subsidy for daycare, please go to http://humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15669.html.

The Daycare is a ministry of The Oasis Fellowship, and as such, offers a faith-based environment where children are shown the love of Christ in their lives.

For the Daycare Registration Form, Parent Handbook, or more information about the fees, please go to About > The Oasis Daycare in the main navigation.

To get more information on the daycare, please call the Administration offices at 780-539-6179.

1.3 Capacity

Age # of children Staff:child ratio
19 months – 35 months 12 1:6
36 months – 6 years 16 1:8

1.4 Hours and Days of Operation

The Oasis Daycare Centre is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

The Oasis Daycare Centre is closed on all Statutory Holidays and two (2) Professional Development (ProD) days.  The recognized holidays are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Civic Holiday (August)
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • 2 Professional Development Days

Note: If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the stat holiday will be taken on the Monday following.

2.0 Admissions

2.1 Admission and Discharge Policy

An interview will be arranged to familiarize the parents and child(ren) with the surroundings, answer questions, and complete the required admission forms prior to enrollment.  A $150 deposit per child will be required at registration to hold the space.  This deposit will be applied to the last month’s fees.  Parents are encouraged to stay with their child(ren) at the beginning of the day to reassure him/her/them and minimize fears until he/she/them becomes more comfortable in the centre.

2.2 Termination of Care By Parent

2 weeks written notice is required prior to a child’s discharge.  In most cases, termination is due to reasons like relocation, the child entering school etc.  However, we understand that not every situation is appropriate for every child.  If, for any reason, our daycare is found unsatisfactory for a child, we will make every effort to discuss this with the parent(s) in order to determine the cause.  Sometimes we can help the child make the adjustment, however if this is not possible, the parent and/or daycare may choose to terminate the arrangement on a timeline that is in the child’s best interest. The Oasis Daycare will retain the child’s records for two years, in accordance with the Province of Alberta Child Care Licensing Act, Child Care Licensing Regulation.

2.3 Termination of Care By Daycare

As stated above the child’s adjustment to the Daycare and the appropriateness of this particular care arrangement for an individual child may cause concern for the child’s well being. If the Daycare staff does not feel they are meeting the child’s needs, we reserve the right to terminate the care arrangement on a timeline that is in the child’s best interest. Other reasons, which may result in the termination of a specific care arrangement, are as follows:

  1. Non-payment for child care services.
  2. Lack of cooperation from parents with the Daycare’s effort to resolve differences and/or to meet the child’s needs through parent/staff meetings or conferences.
  3. Abusive behaviors and/or verbal threats by parents towards Daycare staff or other parents.  This will result in immediate termination.
  4. Parents disciplining, in any way, children other than their own, at the Daycare.
  5. Parents disciplining their own children in an abusive manner like swearing and/or hitting.
  6. Child exhibits special need or needs related to serious illness that is not possible to meet at the Daycare. In this case, the Daycare staff will make every effort to involve the parents and possibly other resource persons (as appropriate), in order to decide together on the best course of action for the child, prior to termination.
  7. Failure to renew subsidy or provide required paper work which results in termination of subsidy.

3.0 Fees and Charges

3.1 Monthly Fees for Full Time

Age Fee
19 months – 35 months $910/month
36 months – 6 years $885/month

3.2 Part Time or Drop in Care

Program Times Fee
Full Day 7:30am – 5:30pm $50.00/day ($60/day as of Oct. 1)
Morning Daycare 8:30am – 12:00pm $25.00/day ($30/day as of Oct. 1)
Afternoon Daycare 1:30pm – 5:00pm $25.00/day ($30/day as of Oct. 1)

Part time and drop in care may be available when full time registrants are away and will be booked as available.  Please call the Daycare to determine if a spot is available.

* The Daycare will provide morning and afternoon snack and lunch.

3.2a Drop Off Time Cut-off Policy

The Oasis Daycare has a morning drop-off cut-off time of 10:30am. We ask that your child/children be dropped off before this time or they will not be admitted to the daycare until the afternoon drop-off time of 2:00pm.

3.3 Payment Due Date

Payment is due on or before the 1st of the month that your child/ren will be attending the daycare.  If the 1st falls on a weekend, the payment will be due the Monday following.

There will be a late fee of $25.00 if the payment is made after the 1st of the month and $100 for payments not received 3 days after the 1st day of the month.

If payment is not received within five days of the due date, the program has the right to terminate care WITHOUT NOTICE. At this point the program will use whatever means necessary and allowable by law to collect the outstanding fees. The program will give parents/guardians with PAST DUE accounts every opportunity to pay off their account within a reasonable amount of time, and/or set up a payment plan suitable to both parent/guardians and the program. If an account must be sent to Collections- 30% (18% finance charges and 12% administration charges) of the balance will be added to the account to cover the cost for collection services.

Children will not be admitted to the daycare if fees are not up to date.  In order for the Daycare to operate fees must be paid promptly and regularly. All fees must be paid for the days and hours your child is registered to attend. If your child is absent, due to illness or other factors; full fees are still due. We do not refund or credit fees.

If there are special circumstances that may prevent this, please speak to the director.

3.4 Holidays and Vacation

Fees will remain the same when the daycare is closed on holidays.

3.5 NSF Charges

There is a $30.00 service charge for each cheque returned for insufficient funds. After receiving two (2) NSF cheques, payment can only be made with cash, debit or money order.

3.6 Withdraw Fee

There will be a $100 withdrawal fee unless a minimum of 2 weeks notice of withdrawal is provided in writing to The Oasis Daycare.

3.7 Rate Changes

Parents/Guardians will receive one month advanced written notice of any upcoming rate increases.

3.8 Subsidy Eligibility

Subsidy is available from Child and Family Services.  We do have forms or you can apply online at www.child.alberta.ca/chidcaresubsidy.

A subsidized child is required to attend 100 hours per month to ensure full payment of subsidy.

Parent’s are responsible for any amounts not covered by subsidy and will be invoiced. Renewal of subsidy is a parent’s responsibility. Failure to renew or send all information requested by subsidy will result in a parent being responsible for the full monthly fee.

3.9 Subsidized Parents

$150 deposit is required at registration. Confirmation of Subsidy approval MUST be received by The Oasis Daycare within 5 working days of the commencement date.

When there is child care subsidy in place and it needs to be renewed for the following month, parents/guardians will ensure renewal occurs BEFORE the 1st of the month. In the event that renewal does not occur parents/guardians wish to access child care before their subsidy is confirmed, they must do so by pre-paying that month of care at FULL child care fees. (Their account will be adjusted when subsidy is confirmed).

For information and to apply for government subsidy for daycare, please go to http://humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15669.html.

3.10 Late Pick-up Fees

There will be a charge of $1 for every 1 minute that a child remains in the Day Care after 5:30pm.  If there is an emergency and the parent/guardian is going to be late, they are asked to call the Daycare to notify us at 780-539-6179.

If a child is left at the Daycare after hours and no contact can be made with a parent/guardian, Child and Family services will be called.