How to Register with St. Jacobs Daycare

Registration Procedure

A tour of the centre will familiarize parents/guardians and children with the centre. The centre supervisor will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. A completed registration package is required prior to your child’s start date.

Program Orientation

Orientation to the program includes scheduled visits for parent and child prior to the official start date.

In order to save your child’s space, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of enrolment confirmation. The deposit will be deducted from your first month’s tuition.

Age Groups

St. Jacobs Daycare accommodates children aged 18 months to 6 years. Child-educator ratios vary based on the child’s age and their placement at the centre.

The toddler ratio (generally aged 18-30 months) is 1:5, and there are two groups of five toddlers in the centre. Preschool ratios (generally aged 30 months to five years) are 1:8.

Full-time and part-time enrolment is available. Priority will be given to full-time care when at capacity. Part-time children may be asked to switch days or withdraw in order to accommodate full time registrants.

Fees and Tuition Rates

Fee payments are based on the classroom your child is registered in. Children will be moved to an older age group based on availability, development, and age.

Parents who have more than one child enrolled will receive a 10% tuition discount for the oldest child. Tuition is due on the last working day of the month for the upcoming month’s care.

Child Care Subsidy

St.Jacobs Daycare has a purchase of service agreement with the Region of Waterloo. If you wish to apply for a child care subsidy, please contact the regional office at 519-883-2200 or apply online.

Tuition Rates 2021

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Tuition Rates Effective February 1, 2022


Toddler – $1190

Preschool – $1060

Part Time Daily

Toddler – $59.25

Preschool – $52.50

* A $2.00 per minute late fee is applied to pick up after 5:30 pm

Fundraising and Donations

As a not for profit charitable organization, we will gratefully accept donations to our daycare operation.

Contributions of all levels assist in the day to day operations and allow us to add to our programming both indoors and outdoors at the

Donations may be made by cheque (payable to St Jacobs Daycare ) or electronic transfer. A charitable receipt will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.

We also welcome donations of time, energy and talents to support the centre.


In lieu of running fundraising events, we ask each family to contribute an annual fundraising donation of $50.00 each fall. A charitable receipt is issued for this donation.

We are also happy to be the recipient of funds from community fundraising events, if you are organizing an event and wish to support us, please contact us.