About Barrhaven Child Care Centre

About Us

Barrhaven Child Care Centre

Barrhaven Child Care Centre has more than 30 years of experience; we are a Non-Profit Organization and a Registered Charity which is operated by a voluntary Board of Directors of professionals from the Community. We offer high quality licensed child care programs for children ranging from 18 months – 13 years of age. Our qualified staffs are experienced in providing an environment for children that encompass all the domains of their learning and development.

The Barrhaven Child Care Centre (“the Centre”) operates in compliance with:

  • Ministry of Education, Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Office
  • The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA)
  • All applicable Health and Fire Regulations

Our Centre is located in the safe and beautiful neighbourhood of Barrhaven, Ottawa. We provide a comfortable and friendly environment to our children with large and spacious program rooms filled with natural bright light; each program has its own entrance with easy access to the play yards. All our play yards are fenced and annually inspected. We provide parking space for Pick and drop off of our children attending the centre.

Our Centre offers the Extended Day Program for families whose children attend Mary Honeywell Elementary School. We are Third Party Operators, which offers this program on behalf of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. We have two room allocated in the Child Care Centre exclusively for School Age Programs. These two programs are delivered in an “After School Club” format.

Facility

Barrhaven Child Care Centre

Our programs have been planned to promote all areas of development for the children. Daily schedules and program plans are posted in the various playrooms to inform the parents of continuing education activities the children will partake in throughout the week. These plans allow for indoor and outdoor, quiet and active play, self-directed and structured time to enable the child to develop in all areas. We provide nutritious meals to our children prepared in our fully functional kitchen by our own cook. 

We document and re-evaluate the environment and learning strategies, so that we remain current and up to date with the requirements of the childcare sector in the province of Ontario.

Facility

Barrhaven Child Care Centre

Our Centre is located in the safe and beautiful neighbourhood of Barrhaven, Ottawa. We provide a comfortable and friendly environment to our children with large and spacious program rooms filled with natural bright light; each program has its own entrance with easy access to the play yards. All our play yards are fenced and annually inspected. We provide parking space for Pick and drop off of our children attending the centre.

Our Centre offers the Extended Day Program for families whose children attend Mary Honeywell Elementary School. We are Third Party Operators, which offers this program on behalf of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. We have two room allocated in the Child Care Centre exclusively for School Age Programs. These two programs are delivered in an “After School Club” format.

Our programs have been planned to promote all areas of development for the children. Daily schedules and program plans are posted in the various playrooms to inform the parents of continuing education activities the children will partake in throughout the week. These plans allow for indoor and outdoor, quiet and active play, self-directed and structured time to enable the child to develop in all areas. We provide nutritious meals to our children prepared in our fully functional kitchen by our own cook.

We document and re-evaluate the environment and learning strategies, so that we remain current and up to date with the requirements of the childcare sector in the province of Ontario.

Nutrition

Barrhaven Child Care Centre

Nutrition plays a key role in a child’s growth and development. By serving the right food and snacks we help the children get the nourishment and energy they need to learn, grow and be healthy.

Our Balanced Meals

Our healthy and nutritional meals are prepared on site in a nut free environment based on the Canada Food Guidelines.

What’s on our menu?

Children in the Toddler and Preschool Programs are provided with 2 healthy snacks and a hot lunch prepared by our own cook. We have a seasonally modified four-week basis rotating menu.

Download sample menu Sheet

Enrollment Process

Barrhaven Child Care Centre uses the City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist (CCRAW). Families must be registered with CCRAW and the spot availability is chosen considering the waitlist. Barrhaven Child Care Centre doesn’t maintain a separate waitlist from CCRAW for its childcare programs.

The City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist can be found HERE. 

Once a child is registered on the City of Ottawa’s wait list, the centre will contact the parents when a space for their child in the age-appropriate program is available.  Upon the enrollment families will be provided with an enrollment package and the parent handbook outlining the Centre’s policies. 

The centre does not collect a fee for the placement of a child on the wait list; however, as per our Parent Agreement, upon enrollment of a child, a non-refundable registration fee is required.  Also, the parent agrees to pay a two-week deposit, which will cover the last two weeks of service. All fees are to be paid in advance. The parent is required to pay bi-weekly for childcare services, based on a Pre-Authorized Debit Service.

Rates

Please download the Current Rate Sheet for all of our Programs.

Download Current Rate Sheet