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Before and After School Care

To Parents/Guardians:
GS CARE, a Before and After School care program, is operating in seven Catholic Elementary
schools in Guelph and surrounding area:
Sacred Heart School, 125 Huron St.
St. Ignatius School, 251 Colonial Dr.
St. John School, 63 Victoria Rd. North
St. Paul School, 182 Clairfields Dr. East
St. Francis, 287 Imperial Rd. South
St. Patrick, 391 Victoria Rd. North
St. John Brebeuf, 30 Millwood Rd, Erin
All operations are licensed by the Ministry of Education and staffed with RECE's and OCT's.
GS CARE’s objective is to assist families by providing a safe, high quality and reliable schoolage
care service. GS CARE will focus on creating an environment that fully supports intellectual
growth and social, emotional and physical skills development through daily programming.
If you would like to inquire about space availability please call 519-240-0864 or 519-716-6622 or
simply send an e-mail to or
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday, Closed on Statutory holidays and School Breaks.
7:30am – 8:45am
3:15pm – 6:00pm
A few highlights of our programs are:
(a) Scheduled quiet/homework time, with assistance from the supervising teachers if
(b) At least 30 minutes of scheduled indoor or outdoor sport activity. e.g. floor hockey,
indoor/outdoor soccer, baseball, basketball, etc.
(c) Off property trips, such as visits to the recreation center, the museum and local parks
during PD days.
Many indoor classroom activities including crafts, sensory, reading, drama, science etc.
Monthly fees as of September 2016:
Full-time – 5 days a week
Before and after school -$386.00/month
Before school only -$159.00/month
After school only -$286.00/month
Part-time – any schedule less than 5 days a week
Before and after school -$23 per day
Before school only -$11 per day
After school only -$19 per day
Fee subsidy is available to families that qualify. You may contact Wellington County Child Care
Services to determine whether you qualify for subsidy. The office is located at 21 Douglas St,
Guelph, ON. N1H 2S7 or call 519-837-3620 for an appointment.
Fee payment
Provide GS CARE with post dated cheques for the full school year, dated the first day of each
For all families (new and returning) who are registering for September, 10 post-dated cheques
must be received by May 30th of each year, dated the first of each month to guarantee your
space in the program. The cheques and deposit will be returned if GS CARE is notified of
withdrawal by July 15th, otherwise the September cheque and/or deposit will be used for
September fees, regardless of whether your child attends or not.
If you are offered a space in a GS CARE program, we must have the following before your
child can start:
* $200 deposit (returnable if 30 days notice of withdrawal is given when your child leaves our
* Completed Enrollment forms
* Postdated cheques for the full school year.
I hope the above information will answer all your questions, if not, please do not hesitate to
send a message by e-mail or call 519-716-6622 or 519-240-0864 (Nanette O’Sullivan,
Programs Manager -
Nomalanga (Noma) Vales