New Applicants

Acorn Daycare maintains a waiting list. First priority is given to members of the Co-op, siblings, and by order of the date the family is placed on the waiting list.

Due to the high volume of requests for applications to our waiting list, please fill out the following form and send it to daphne.sweeney@acorndaycare.com

Please arrange a visit of the centre with the senior early childhood educator. Visits are scheduled in advance for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 9:30 am and noon.

Wait list Application Fee

Acorn operates on an ongoing wait list. After visiting the daycare, parents are welcome to put their child on our wait list. An initial non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required to put your child on to the waiting list.

Space Deposit

If you have been given and agreed to a specific start date, a non-refundable deposit of one month's fee is required to secure the offered spot. This amount will be applied to the last month of your child's attendance provided proper timely notice of withdrawal has been provided to the staff.

Fees And Subsidies

Our fees are:

  • (5 days per week)= $989.00
  • (4 days per week)= $978.00
  • (3 days per week)= $805.00
  • (2 days per week)= $567.00

NOTE these fees include the reductions resulting from the B.C. Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative enacted on 1 December 2022. Should that subsidy change, the fees will be impacted. Currently the reduction is between $218 and $545 per month depending on the days attended per week.

Fees should be paid by pre-authorized debit(PAD) and/or a valid subsidy authorization form, and are due on the first of the month. A $20.00 penalty will be charged on late subsidy forms.

Some parents may be eligible for full or partial daycare subsidy. To find out if you qualify contact your local office of the Ministry of Children and Families. This information is online see Childcare Subsidy, Ministry of Children and Families.

When you are withdrawing your child from the centre it is expected that you will give us 6 weeks notice. For example by November 15th if the child will be leaving on December 31st. Failure to do so will result in paying a full month's fees.

A late fee of $10.00 for each 15 minutes or part thereof, is charged after closing time up to 6:30 P.M., and is payable to the staff member who has stayed overtime. A parent who is late more than once in a one month period will be charged $20.00 for each 15 minute period or part thereof. If you are late more than three times without a valid reason, you could be asked to withdraw your child from the centre.

New Families

Welcome to Acorn Daycare. We hope that your time at Acorn Daycare will be a positive and fulfilling experience.

First Day Checklist

  • Completed forms (see form section below)
  • A $25.00 Earthquake Kit Fee
  • A $50.00 Goodbye Book Fee
  • A Complete change of labelled clothes
  • A pair of slippers & indoor footwear
  • A crib size blanket

Downloadable Forms ( To Be Completed and Returned to the Centre)

For Your Reference