Fun Factory is a drop-in babysitting/childcare service for parents involved in activities located at Millennium Place and the Ardrossan Recreation Complex. We provide a safe and caring environment for your children while you participate in a healthy lifestyle. We will entertain your little ones with activities such as colouring, toys, play dough, puzzles and books!

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

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Fun Factory times and locations

Fun Factory fees & guidelines

Fun Factory fees

  • $3.25 per child, per half-hour
  • $4.25 per family, per half-hour (single household)

Punch passes are also available:

Category 10-hour punch pass
Single child $59.00
Family $77.00
  • Prices do not include 5% GST
  • Family includes immediate household members
  • Please note there is a 5-minute grace period for late pickups

Child to staff ratio

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

  • Infants less than 12 months – 1:3
  • Infants 12 months to less than 19 months – 1:4
  • 9 months to less than 3 years – 1:6
  • 3 years to less than 4 years – 1:8
  • 4 years and older – 1:10

and sign-out process

Signing 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.

Signing 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

Let’s stay healthy

While at Fun Factory, your child will play in close contact with other children, which allows for easy transmission of germs. To help keep all visiting children healthy, please do not register your child in Fun Factory if he or she has flu-like (influenza) symptoms. Staff will contact parents whose child exhibits symptoms if illness.

To help reduce the transmission of germs and viruses, toys and equipment are disinfected daily to help maintain a clean play environment. The cleaning of high-touch surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, highchairs, snack tables, excersaucers, baby swings, mats, change stations) occurs at least twice daily to help prevent the transmission of viruses.

Let’s keep our kids safe

Our childcare room has special safety locks out of reach of the children. Please ensure that you re-lock the door upon entering and leaving the room. Note: Fun Factory staff collect a parent’s or guardian’s location upon sign-in.

Personal items and snacks

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. 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, located near the Fun Factory at Millennium Place.


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.


Please note: We will provide two weeks notice 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
780-400-2084 (Ardrossan Recreation Complex)

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Last updated: Monday, June 05, 2023
Page ID: 39985