Find some relief with Drop-in Childcare

I’ve spent the better half of this week sick, and as moms we all know how hard it can be to take care of a baby while we’re not at our best. Thankfully, there are childcare options available locally for these type of situations that you can arrange on short notice.Two infants play together with a soft book

Building Blocks Academy, is a childcare centre in Whitby (Dundas and Thickson) that offers a drop-in childcare service for infants. To use this service, you are required to pre-register with the centre ahead of time. Pre-registration includes providing emergency phone numbers, proof of vaccination and any other important information about your child that staff should know. Once registration is complete, you can call to arrange drop-in care anytime within 24 hours notice.  This is a sanity-saving option for times when your normal caregiver is unavailable, in emergency situations, when you’re home sick or those times that you need a little break. The centre is open from 6am-6pm and has a ratio of 1 care provider for every 3 infants.

Cost: Registration is $40 and this is a one-off fee. After paying for registration, full day care is $56 per day for an infant under 18 months. Any time under 4 hours is considered a half day, in which case you would pay $28. This fee includes lunch and snacks.



Tackle those last minute holiday preparations with a drop-in childcare night

Has the holiday season crept up on you? If you’re anything like me, you might be doing your best to plan for these things but there are always those last few errands that need to be taken care of before Christmas Day arrives.

For those of you that are parents to children over the age of 15 months, UOIT’s Campus Childcare Centre is offering a drop-in childcare night this Thursday from 6.30-9pm. That’s just enough time to visit the Oshawa Mall for some last-minute gift shopping, do a deep clean in the guest room, or wrap the kid’s presents for Christmas Eve!

The UOIT Campus Childcare Centre (CCC)

The Campus Childcare Night will be held at the UOIT Campus Childcare Centre (202 Simcoe St N, Oshawa), this Thursday, December 18th, from  6.30-9pm.

Cost: Care is available at $20 per child, and $10 for every additional child. Space is limited, so registration is required. To register, contact Carrieann Knapp, Supervisor, CCC, at 289.222.0337. To find out more, visit the event page for details.