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.
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.