FAQ

Who are we?
Humbercrest Nursery School is a non-profit, co-operative nursery school conveniently located within Runnymede C.I. in Toronto’s Bloor West Village and Baby Point neighbourhoods. We have a morning or afternoon program for children ages 2 ½ to 4 years old. Our program offers a nurturing environment where children learn through play, the arts, and each other.

What is a Co-Op?
As part of the Humbercrest Nursery School co-op, families actively participate in all aspects of the program including:

  • 2 general meetings per year
  • Duty days
  • Toy wash a few times per year (executive committee members are excluded)
  • One committee position (duty roster, communication, field trips etc.) or an executive committee position
  • Fundraisers

What programs are offered?
We offer a 2-day morning program and a 3-day morning or afternoon program. The school is open from September to June. We follow the TDSB school year calendar and are closed for statutory holidays, and seasonal holidays.

  • 2-day morning program: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00-11:25 am
  • 3-day morning program: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:00-11:25 am
  • 3-day afternoon program: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 12:30-3:00 pm

When are the PA Days (closures)?
PA Days for 2017-2018 school year: Nursery school will be closed on November 17, February 16, and June 8. We will be open for all other PA Days on the TDSB elementary calendar.

What are registration timelines? How can I register my child?
Children that are currently in the program and will not be entering JK the following September will be given priority registration. All other children including siblings of alumni must be on the waiting list to be offered a spot in the program. Pre-registration for returning families will be in December and registration for new families will begin in January.

What are the Fees?
A $75 non-refundable registration fee applies to families that are new to the Co-op.

Other fees include:

  • 2-day program: $165 per month
  • 3-day program: $200 per month
  • Fundraising Fee: $50 per year
  • Police Reference Checks are $20 and must be completed by anyone doing duty days

What is the teacher/child ratio per class?
There are 14 children per class. The classroom teacher, a teacher’s assistant and one snack duty parent are present at all times.

What is a duty day?
Families in the 2-day program typically have one duty day per month and in the 3-day program two duty days per month. The snack duty parent will bring a healthy nut-free snack for all the children Other duties include playing and interacting with the children, assisting them with any activities planned by the teacher and cleaning up.

Can my caregiver or another family member do duty days for me?
Yes. However, anyone doing duty days must have submitted a completed medical form and Police Reference Check.

Are there any medical forms that I need to submit before my child begins the program?
Yes. Immunizations are mandatory and you must submit a copy of your child’s immunization record. In addition, a medical form including tuberculin test (TB) results, and an up-to-date immunization record must be completed and signed by a physician forall adults participating in duty days.

Can I bring other children with me on my duty day?
No. Unfortunately, duty persons cannot bring children not enrolled in the program.

My child will not be 2 ½ years old until November. Can he/she still begin the program in September?
No. However, we can accept one child per class under the age of 2 ½ as long as he/she are 30 months by December of the year they start. 

Does my child have to be toilet trained?
No. Families will need to provide diapers and wipes if their child is not toilet trained.

How do I place my child on the waiting list?
If you are considering sending your child to Humbercrest Nursery School we recommend you put your child on the waiting list immediately. Spots fill up quickly, particularly in our morning program. Please call the school at 416-763-7309 or email us at humbercrestnursery@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Your child’s name
  • Your child’s date of birth
  • AM or PM class preference
  • Desired start date

Do I need to give a deposit to put my child on the waiting list?
No. There is no deposit required to put your child on the waiting list.

I have a few more questions about Humbercrest Nursery School. Who can I contact?
You may contact the nursery school at 416-763-7309 or by email at humbercrestnursery@gmail.com. Someone from the registrar’s office will contact you as soon as possible. Or you can visit our website at www.humbercrestnurseryschool.com.