Fees & FAQ

Program Fees:

ABC nursery school accepts children from ages 24 months to 5 years old. The number of children under age 30 months is limited and subject to supervisor teacher approval. Register early to avoid disappointment.

1 Day Program 2 Day Program 3 Day Program 4 Day Program 5 Day Program
Volunteer 1x per month or opt out for $35/ month Volunteer 1x per month or opt out for $35/ month Volunteer 1x per month or opt out for $35/ month Volunteer 1x per month or opt out for $35/ month Volunteer 1x per month or opt out for $35/ month
Attend general meetings 4 per year Attend general meetings 4 per year Attend general meetings 4 per year Attend general meetings 4 per year Attend general meetings 4 per year

$76.00/month (2.5 hrs)  OR

$152.00/month (5 hrs – children will eat their bagged lunch)


$152.00/month (2.5 hrs)   OR

$304.00/month (5 hrs – children will eat their bagged lunch)


$206.00/month (2.5 hrs)   OR

$422.00/month (5 hrs – children will eat their bagged lunch)


$260.00/month (2.5 hrs)   OR

$520.00/month (5 hrs – children will eat their bagged lunch)


$325.00/month (2.5 hrs)    OR

$651.00/month (5 hrs – children will eat their bagged lunch)

**Please Note: Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic we have temporarily switched to a 2-day per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) OR 3-day per week model (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) in order to limit the exposure of multiple children. 

Our program is currently running:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday -FULL or HALF days (as of January 2022, full at this time.)

Tuesday, Thursday – HALF days

Play Today Program  (for registered children)

At the teachers discretion, while remaining within ratio & when space permits, registered children can come in on days they are not regularly scheduled.

9:00 – 11:30 AM (2.5hrs) – $22.00     OR     9:00 -2:00 PM (5hrs) – $38.00

**Play today program currently not offered during the Covid-19 pandemic**

Frequently Asked Questions:

What age children do you accept?

We take children from 24 months to 5 years old. However there are limited spaces available for children 24-30 months.

Will I have to volunteer in the classroom?

While we are a co-operative program, we require limited parent volunteering to be a member. Parent involvement is encouraged and we ask that each family contribute one classroom volunteer day per month.  If you are unable to do this, there is the option to opt-out of in class volunteering by paying an additional $35 per month fee.  Some things you will do as a classroom volunteer are cleaning, vacuuming, sorting, organizing, spending time with the children and assisting the teachers.  Some months require more and some less.  Alternatively, if you are unable or uninterested in volunteering in class, there are board positions and committees to join.  Fundraising is a huge part of our school and volunteers are always appreciated!  Please inquire for more info on the positions required at the time of registration.

**Due to the current pandemic, there will be NO volunteers allowed into the classroom at this time.**

Does my child have to be potty trained?

No! Your child may be in diapers, in pull ups, in underpants and just beginning training. We understand that it’s a process and will support families in their potty training efforts.

Can my child start any time during the year?

Yes! Whenever your child meets the minimum age and/or you feel she is ready, you may enroll.  Even a few months of pre-school at the end of the school year can really help get your child ready for full time JK!

Do you do fundraising?

Yes, we carry out fundraising activities throughout the school year. We try to keep activities to things you would normally spend money on (Scholastic orders, Mabel’s Labels, Elmira Chicken etc) and a few larger events throughout the year (Booze Basket Raffle, Family Day Pancake Breakfast and Skate, for example). We encourage people to become involved with fundraising activities in any way they can. We understand that people’s availability varies and we encourage you to find ways that you can help in fundraising activities through planning, organizing, or just serving up some hotcakes. As in the classroom, we recognize people bring different strengths to the table and we value whatever you are able to contribute.

Why should I choose ABC Nursery School?

In addition to the fact that we are a licensed and insured program, headed up by an RECE, we offer the following added benefits over the larger centres:

  • Large classroom, small class size. We know that the transition to care outside of the home can be trying for child and parent alike. Our small centre helps to ease that transition by ensuring your child isn’t overwhelmed by large, frenetic groups of kids and parents coming and going each day. Our centre has only one classroom with a maximum capacity of 16 children each day. You and your child will quickly come to know all his classmates, other parents and teachers!
  • Flexible start dates and scheduling. We know that some of our families do use our services for child care rather than strictly as a tool for socialization, so we allow people to choose the days of the week and the program length that works for them. You will not be stuck into a M/W AM or T/TH PM box here!  (*please see above for info re ‘cohorts’ during the Covid 19 pandemic).  We allow registration throughout the year, space allowing, and we have longer program hours to transition to when you think your child is ready to stay longer. What a great way to ramp up to full day JK!
  • Play Today Flexibility! Space permitting, we allow registered children to come in for extra days. It’s a great feature when you have an appointment or need to get some work or errands done. It’s particularly popular leading up to the Christmas break.  (*no play todays offered during the Covid 19 pandemic)
  • Make up days.  A unique aspect to the program at ABC is the opportunity for make up days due to illness as long as space permits! (allowances are detailed within your handbook but at this time no make ups are offered due to the Covid 19 pandemic)

I have more questions. Can I come in for a visit?

We love visitors! We are open weekdays from 9am-2pm and you are welcome to stop in. Call ahead so we know to expect you, and bring your little one to explore our wonderful classroom. (*no visits are allowed at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please visit our Facebook page to check out our virtual tour!)

Contact Information and Location

We are conveniently located in the Carlisle Community Centre, 2nd Floor.
1496 Centre Rd,
Carlisle, ON  L0R 1H2

Phone: (905)-689-2307

Email:  info@abcnurseryschool.ca

Facebook:  Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School

Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School – 1496 Centre Road, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H2
General Inquiries: 905-689-2307  | Registration: 905-689-2307
Facebook:  Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School


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