• Okotoks Recreation Centre Kindercare Childminding Service
  • Okotoks Recreation Centre Kindercare Childminding Service Babysitting

KinderCare Babysitting Centre

KinderCare remains closed due to Alberta Health Services guidelines. 

KinderCare is a safe and convenient place to drop your children off while you participate in activities at the Recreation Centre. KinderCare is short-term care for children ages 3 months to 5 years and is staffed with qualified, caring individuals who provide a play-based environment with opportunities for age-appropriate activities.

The Centre offers a great opportunity for your child to work on gross motor skills in the Okotoks Recreation Centre gymnasium while playing with equipment like balls, hula hoops, slides and tunnels, as well as fine motor skills in the Centre playing with various toys, puzzles, games and crafts. Please note: The KinderCare is a NUT FREE ZONE.

Book a Spot

Pre-registration is recommended. To reserve at spot call 403-995-2771.

Hours of Operation
September – June
Monday8:45 am- 12:30 pm
Tuesday8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Friday8:45 am – 12:00 pm

*Closed Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays

​July – August & Holidays
Monday8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Friday8:45 am – 12:00 pm

*Closed Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays



Fees are approved on an annual basis.

3 months – 18 monthsSingle Child$4.75/hour
19 months – 5 yearsSingle Child$3.75/hour
3 months – 18 months10x Punch Card $42.75
19 months – 5 years10x Punch Card$33.75
KinderCare Registration Procedures

The KinderCare provides drop-in care for not more than three consecutive hours per day and not more than a total of 40 hours in one month. KinderCare services are provided on a first-come first-served basis. Pre-registration is recommended to avoid disappointment; drop in care is available and subject to availability.

KinderCare Drop-off Procedures

Before a child is accepted at the KinderCare parents must complete the KinderCare Emergency Information Card. This card will be left at the KinderCare. Once the KinderCare booking has been confirmed the parent/caregiver will sign their child into the KinderCare. The staff will issue two ID disks, one for the child and pinned to the back of the child’s clothing and one to the parent/caregiver who will attach it to their clothing in a visible area. Once all of these procedures have been fulfilled the parent/caregiver is free to leave their child.

KinderCare Payment and Pick-Up

Upon completion of their activity the parent/caregiver will collect an invoice from the KinderCare. This invoice will be prepared by the attendant and will reflect the total number of hours and amount owing. Parents/caregivers will take the invoice to Client Services for payment. Once stamped the parent can return to the KinderCare with their proof of payment and pick up their child. Payment is based on the current fee schedule, with a minimum charge of one hour per child. Regular users of KinderCare  are required to use pre-paid Punch Cards, which are available for purchase at Client Services.  

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in effect. A pre-booking that is not cancelled in the allotted time will be debited from the Client account at the Recreation Centre.

Illness/Sick Children

Parents/caregivers are not permitted to leave their children at the KinderCare if they show signs of fever, cold, flu, coughing, rashes or nausea. If the child develops any of the above conditions while in the KinderCare parents/caregivers will be notified and required to collect their child. In addition, the parents/caregivers of any child who is unable to stop crying after 20 minutes will be contacted by the KinderCare staff. In the case that any communicable diseases are brought to the attention of the KinderCare staff, parents/caregivers will be advised if their child was exposed to the infection.

Personal Property

All items being left at the KinderCare should be labeled. Parents/caregivers are required to bring their own diapers, wipes, bottles and nut free snacks for each child. The KinderCare will have a limited supply of diapers on hand for emergencies; parents/caregivers will be charged $1 to cover the cost. Please note: snack time is a time for snacks only, please no hot food.

In case of an emergency, children who are able to walk, must wear a pair of clean shoes.

Ages and Ratios

Minimum age for the KinderCare is 3 months and the maximum age is five years (six years of age if the child is not yet attending grade one). Appropriate ratios of children to staff will be maintained. Requests for drop in care that affect the maximum numbers in ratio will be refused.

Ratios are as follows:

3 months to less than 12 months1 staff to 3 children
12 months to less than 19 months1 staff to children
19 months to less than 3 years1 staff to 6 children
3 years and up1 staff to 8 children


Okotoks Recreation Centre Kindercare Childminding Service Babysitting
Okotoks Recreation Centre
Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Subject to change