Daycare Fees

Childcare Subsidy

The Childcare Subsidy Program is run by the Provincial Government and it is designed to assist families with daycare costs. The program does not pay the entire childcare fee; instead the subsidy pays a portion of the fee and the families are expected to pay the balance.

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Monthly Fees

Jolly Giant Childcare monthly fees are billed monthly and are payable on or before the first day of each month.

Our monthly billing is based on a four week period, a model of billing developed by BC Childcare Subsidy. For example, a full time space of 5 days per week is billed based on 20 days of care per month, and a part time space of 3 days per week is billed based on 12 days per month. Because our billing is based on 4 week periods, in a typical year we guarantee to provide 240 days of care based on a full time space.

Billing based on four week periods is beneficial to you as it provides a regular monthly payment that does not fluctuate.

Drop In Program Fee

Our Drop In Fee Program provides you with the pay as you use option and gives you the flexibility to choose different days each week. The Drop In Program is subject to space availability each day. Jolly Giant Childcare drop in fees are billed daily and are due at the time of drop off.

Overtime Fees

Overtime fees are charged at $1 per minute. Please make sure that you are aware of your contract times. If you wish to make adjustments please talk to the Manager.

Fee Schedule

Nanaimo Daycare Fee Schedule


Apply online today and book a no obligation appointment to come in and let us help you fill out a subsidy application to see if you qualify!

Book A No Obligation Tour Today

Apply online today and be invited to the centre of your choice for a no obligation tour. We offer available spaces on a first come first serve basis and applying online date stamps your application. During your tour if you like what you see, you can pay a deposit to reserve your child's space.