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Fee Collection Policies

The following fee collection policies will apply to all families, including those on partial subsidy who are required to pay a monthly contribution to cover centre fees:

Fee Payments

A fee schedule will be provided to parents prior to the child’s enrolment in the Centre. Parents may choose to pay by cheque or by pre-authorized payment (automatic withdrawal) from their bank account. Fee schedules are distributed twice per year. Fees are payable to Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton.

Families who register for programs are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 per child. This will be payable with the first weeks fees.

To pay by cheque: Submit a series of post-dated cheques covering two-week blocks of contracted care according to the payment dates on the Fee Schedule to the Supervisor prior to enrollment. There are no deductions for statutory holidays; therefore, parents are expected to pay their regular rate each week.

To pay by pre-authorized payments (automatic bank withdrawal): The Program Supervisor will be able to provide you with the forms you will need to fill out and submit to the centre to pay by pre-authorized payments. Once the documentation is in place, childcare fees will be deducted from your account on a bi-weekly basis according to the Fee Schedule.

Absences from the Program

The expenses of the Umbrella programs continue during periods of absence and parents are expected to continue to pay for care when their child is absent from the program (e.g. illness, vacation, etc.)

Umbrella Centres are closed on the following dates:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Simcoe Day (Civic Holiday)
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve – pm
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year’s – pm


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