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July 12, 2017, 11:45 am

UBCM to Offer Child Minding Services for the First Time

Union of British Columbia Municipalities

VICTORIA, BC – Child Minding Services for UBCM members are being offered for the first time during the 2017 Convention in Vancouver. Member delegates that require child minding, must pre-register their children by August 25, 2017. Drop-in services are not available. 

To request a Child Minding Registration Package, please provide your contact details to Jamee Justason, Executive & Association Services Coordinator at jjustason@ubcm.ca. Please contact Jamee if you have any questions.

Know Your Children are Safe, Entertained, and Close By
Our Child Minding Program will be managed by certified Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Professionals, who are governed in British Columbia by the rules and regulations set forth under the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Child Minding Services will be provided at one of the properties in our official hotel block, located in direct proximity of the Vancouver Convention Center. [Exact hotel location will be disclosed to parents as they pre-register, or to parents enquiring in advance]

Services
Our secure child minding area will have various stations for the children to enjoy different activities throughout the day, based on the ages of the children. Children will be permitted to leave the premises for outside activities with child care staff, only if expressed written consent is given. A quiet room with cribs or beds, will be available for nap time for younger children.

Age Groups
Our Child Minding Program will care for babies and children of a variety of ages. The youngest we can care for is 6 months old.  

  • Infants & Toddlers (6 months to 3 years)
  • Preschoolers (3.5 years to 5 years)
  • School Age (5 years and older)


Dates and Hours of Operation

  • Monday, September 25 – 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 26 – 7:00am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 27 – 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday, September 28 – 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday, September 29 – 7:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Child minding will not be provided during evening social events.

Meals
Snacks and meals will be provided by UBCM and served by child care staff in a designated area. Allergies can be accommodated with advance notice. Parents are welcome to bring food and beverages for their children.

Registration Fees
Following the adoption of recommendations made by the UBCM Executive, UBCM will provide on-site Child Minding Services at the 2017 Convention. A nominal service fee of $30 per child, per day, is required to cover administrative costs. Payment must be received by August 25, 2017.

Advance Registration Required
To confirm child minding services, parents must complete and return ALL forms included in the Child Minding Registration Package (listed below)

Child Minding Registration Package

  1. UBCM Child Minding Registration Form
  2. Emergency Consent Form
  3. Authorization to Administer Medication Form
  4. Anaphylaxis (Life Threatening Allergy) Information Form (where applicable)
  5. Asthma Care Plan Form (where applicable)

How to Register
To request a Child Minding Registration Package, please provide your contact details to Jamee Justason, Executive & Association Services Coordinator at jjustason@ubcm.ca. Please contact Jamee if you have any questions.

UBCM will communicate and provide the Child Minding Registration Package (forms) to parents who have registered their child/children starting the week of July 10.  As it is imperative we secure the required number of certified child minders in advance of convention,  drop-in child minding will not be available. The only way to guarantee your child’s participation in this program is to return all completed forms and pay by August 25, 2017.

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