Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions families have about Bambini. Please note, some of these responses are basic and are covered in more detail in our family handbook.
For extended information about our programming, or if you just want to say hi, feel free to contact us anytime at the following:
frequently asked questions
Where are the Bambini Centres located?
What days are the centres closed?
What are your hours of operation?
Specific hours of operation are indicated on each centre’s respective webpage.
Here is where you can access the list of Bambini locations.
What is the age range of the children you accept?
What makes Bambini different from other child care programs?
Bambini is a holistic child care program. We believe in nurturing the whole child while supporting parents/guardians in their childrearing roles. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, nature appreciation, emotion coaching, and effective communication are vital components of your child’s Bambini experience.
We are a Reggio-inspired program which is a multi-faceted approach to care. You can read more about Reggio-inspired child care on our Bambini website. We create beautiful and inspiring environments for our families – but outside of aesthetics, families choose Bambini for many reasons. We invite you to read the top ten reasons families choose Bambini as we continue to strive to be Edmonton’s and Alberta’s best daycare!
Do you transport children to and from school?
What food / meals do you provide?
A lunch and two snacks are offered during the day. The menu is created by a nutritionist and meals are prepared by our own in-house chef. Meals are included in your child care fees.
Please note that families will need to provide their own formula / bottles for their infant but our educators will gladly prepare formula and bottles for you.
Do you accept part-time care?
What are your fees?
Please call or email the centre at [email protected] for information about our child care fees. Fees vary depending on the age of the children, affordability grant, and subsidy applicability.
Do you accept subsidy?
Yes. It is the parent’s responsibility to apply for subsidy and provide us with the details, so we charge the correct parent portion of the fees. Subsidy must be processed and ready before the child’s start date.
Information on how to apply for subsidy (and the required application forms) can be found on the Government of Alberta website.
How do I enroll my child(ren)?
Upon registration, a non-refundable administrative fee of $150 is due and payable for each child that is registered.
To enroll your child in a program at Bambini, you will be required to pay a deposit of $300 per child. This deposit is refundable as long as a parent gives 30 day written notice of withdrawal from the Bambini program. The deposit is refunded as a credit towards your final month of child care fees.
Once the registration fee and deposit are paid, and the confirmed start date is set, the child is considered registered. The day your child(ren) start attending Bambini, your child will be considered enrolled.
Will you help my child with toilet learning?
Do the children go outside every day?
We have extreme weather/environment policies which may impact our ability to go outside (air pollution, extreme cold, high wind gusts, storms, etc.).
Is your environment inclusive?
Children who require extra assistance to be integrated into the program will be supported in the centre to the best of Bambini’s abilities.
Children and families not will be denied enrollment based on their race, gender, religion, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, abilities, etc. We strive to have a centre that celebrates multiculturalism and inclusiveness.
What should I bring for my child’s first day at Bambini?
Closed toe indoor shoes to wear at the centre; the shoes can stay at the centre, in your child’s room.
To maintain the centre cleanliness, we ask if all parents, guardians, visitors and children to remove their shoes and place their child’s boots in the designated boot bins.
Spare change of clothes. If your child is in the process of toilet learning, make sure to send enough changes of clothes for any accidents your child might have.
Diapers, wipes, pullups, diaper cream, etc. (if your child requires them).
If your child naps, please bring in a blanket and comfort toy to assist your child during naptime.
Optional: All of the mentioned above can be placed in a bag and left at the centre overnight. *As per COVID policies, comfort toys must be taken home every night.
Appropriate clothing / items for outdoor play.
My question wasn’t addressed as one of these frequently asked questions.
Please reach out to one of our managers at [email protected] and they will gladly help you find the answer to your question.