Top 25 Questions to Ask at Your Daycare Tour

Questions to Ask at Your Daycare Tour

One of the most important things new moms spend time on during their maternity leave is finding daycare for their LO’.
Questions about daycare and talks about waiting lists are the most common topics among new moms in Toronto.

If you looking for a daycare in Toronto and the GTA, you can start your search here.

When you visit DayCare for the first time for a tour, there a few important questions you should ask.
I listed here my questions. I’m sure you gonna have a few more, for things that are more important to you, add them to your list. You can also download my list as a PDF for easy print.

Top 25 Questions to Ask at Your Daycare Tour

  1. The number of kids in each class.
  2. The size of the class/room
  3. The teacher/student ratio in each age group
  4. The number of teachers in the center and how many are certified?
  5. Hours of operation.
  6. What happens in case you are late to pick up?
  7. Food menu
  8. Is the food cooked in-house or provided by a catering provider?
  9. Do you need to provide any baby food or milk?
  10. Daily routines
  11. Weekly activities
  12. Is there any TV in the center?
  13. The outdoor play area (check if it is safe)
  14. Will you get any report at the end of the day?
  15. Are all the kids in the center vaccinated?
  16. Changing diaper table.
  17. Washroom for the kids and if it close enough to the class
  18. Naptime arrangement, bed, and bedding.
  19. Will the staff help with putty-train?
  20. What happens in case of sickness?
  21. When a sick kid allowed to go back?
  22. Payment fee and payment schedule. 
  23. Subsidy option.
  24. Vacation schedule.
  25. Parking options for drop off and pick up time.

Also, be aware while you visit if the centre is clean and organize. Check if all the kids are in their class and if they have any organize activities and circle time.

You can download my list with the link below. Fill your email address and a printable file will be sent to your mailbox.

Questions to Ask at Your Daycare Tour

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Daycare Tour Spreadsheet to help you stay organized

While I was searching for a daycare, I used to organize all of my notes in one place. It really helped me to keep track of everything, and check quite often the waiting lists status.
I want to share with you my spreadsheet.

You can download the file from the links below. You can choose between the colourful PDF (as the image below) or an excel file you can edit on your device.

Finding Daycare Organized- Excel Spreadsheet

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Finding Daycare Organized Sheet- Colorful PDF

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