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Fun Factory

Fun Factory punch cards

Effective Tuesday, May 20 Fun Factory punch cards will no longer be stored at Millennium Place or Ardrossan Recreation Complex.

Punch cards will now be returned to the parent/guardian upon each visit to store themselves. The new process will make it easier to utilize the Fun Factory at both recreation centres.

Hours of operation / Child to staff ratio / Fees / Sign-in/sign-out / Health and safety / Snacks / What to bring / Storing belongings /

Fun Factory Brochure

Millennium Place
Closed on statutory holidays
September – June

Mon & Wed 8:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. 5 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Tue / Thur / Fri 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sat 8:15 a.m. – 12 noon

July – August

Mon – Fri 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m

Ardrossan Recreation Complex
Closed on statutory holidays

Summer Hours – July & August

Mon – Wed 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours – September to June

Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Please see drop in schedule for exact schedule dates.

What is Fun Factory?

Fun Factory is a drop-in babysitting service for parents involved in activities located at Millennium Place. We provide a safe and caring environment for your children while you have some leisure time to participate in a healthy lifestyle.We will entertain your little one with colouring, toys, playdough, puzzles and books!

Our childcare providers are certified in Standard First Aid and Level C CPR and have undergone a Criminal Records Check.

Child to staff ratio

Our ratios follow the guidelines established by the Alberta Government for drop-in daycare centres:

  • Newborn to 19 months 5:1
  • 19 months to 3 years 8:1
  • 3-5 years 10:1
  • 5 years + 12:1

Fees

  • $3.25 per child per half hour
  • $4.25 per family per half hour (single household)
Punch Passes
10-hour punch pass 32-hour punch pass
$59.00 Single child $188.00 Single child
$77.00 Family $246.40 Family
  • Prices are based on 5% GST
  • Family = immediate family only
  • Please note there is a 5 minute grace period

How do I sign-in?

When you arrive at Fun Factory, please use our boot area to complete a Fun Factory form for each child participating as well as create a name label for each child and their belongings. When you enter the Fun Factory room our staff will collect each child’s Fun Factory form, record each child’s name and age group as well as the location of your activity. Our staff will record the time of entry according to the clock on the desk.

How do I sign-out?

Staff will return your child’s Fun Factory form to be used at your next visit as well as your child’s belongings. We encourage you to store the form in your child’s bag for use during your next visit. Extra forms are located in the boot area if required. Our staff will record the sign-out time from the clock on the desk. The staff will calculate your payment and punch your visit card or accept single tickets. There is a 5-minute grace period, anything over 5 minutes will be charged the next half hour.

Health and Safety

Children play in close contact, which allows germs to be easily transmitted. Will you help us keep all visiting children healthy by keeping your child at home if influenza like symptoms are present? Fun Factory staff collect each parent or guardians location upon sign-in. When staff observe children exhibiting influenza-like symptoms parents are contacted.
Our childcare room has special safety locks out of the reach of the children. Please ensure that you re-lock when entering and leaving the room.
Toys and equipment are disinfected daily to ensure a clean and safe play environment. The cleaning of high touch surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, highchairs, snack tables, exersaucers, baby swings, mats, change stations) occurs at least twice daily to prevent transmission of viruses from person to person through contaminated hands. Fun Factory staff collect each parent or guardians location upon sign-in.

Can I bring a snack?

In consideration of children with allergies, please do not send snacks with peanuts or peanut products.
We are not equipped to serve lunches or breakfasts. Please enjoy the use of our lobby to feed your child their meal prior to entering childcare.

What should I bring?

Please label all personal items (diapers, bottles, baby wipes, extra clothing, snacks, etc) before you bring them.
If your child likes a special toy, you are welcome to bring it along. However, we caution that we cannot be responsible for lost, shared or damaged toys.

Where can I store my belongings?

Remember – you are responsible for the safety of your personal items.
Please take your valuables with you (i.e. – purses, wallets, cash) and avoid leaving them in diaper bags.
Wallet and purse lockers are available at the main reception desk for your convenience.
There is a coat room with lockers available for your convenience located near the Fun Factory at Millennium Place.

Please note

Fun Factory is a special service not included in the Millennium Card.
Two weeks notice will be provided for any fee or schedule changes.
Pick-up our childcare brochure at Millennium Place or Ardrossan Recreation Complex

Additional information
780-416-3300 (Millennium Place) or 780-922-3377(Ardrossan Recreation Complex)
recreation@strathcona.ca

Last updated: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Page ID: 39985