Our waitlist is long, but spaces do open up on a regular basis throughout the year. We encourage families to apply well in advance if they are interested in joining our program.
As a small, neighbourhood centre we give priority to families in the immediate area. We also give priority to families who currently have another child enrolled at A Tiny Lab.
Existing Family Priority
When spaces become available in our Preschool Room they are first offered to currently enrolled Toddlers who will be aging out of the Toddler Room. Spaces are then offered to families on our waitlist based on the order that they joined the waitlist.
We reserve a set number of part-time spaces in each of our classrooms. Part-time spaces are comprised of a 2 day/week space or a 3 day/week space. In some circumstances we may be able to accommodate changing your space or days, if availability allows. If you have your child enrolled in a full-time space and would like to drop down to a part-time space, you will be placed at the top of the wait-list for the next available part-time space.
As of February 2018, our maximum daily fee for is $45.50 per day per child. Daily rates for families who qualify for Provincial Subsidy range from $22.50 per day to the maximum depending on household income.
Are you Eligible for Subsidy?
Our fees reflect the real cost of providing high quality care in the city. But we know this can be a huge strain on families. Nova Scotia’s Child Care Subsidy Program helps eligible families cover the cost of childcare at licensed child care centres. We encourage ALL of our families to see if they qualify for the subsidy program.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development provides subsidies to the child care centre on your behalf, reducing your cost per day. The subsidy is attached to your child. If you decide to change child care centres, the subsidy goes with you.
If you have any questions on the child care subsidy or need assistance applying for subsidy, we are happy to help.
What to know more about our programs? Our Parent Handbook contains information on our policies and procedures.