Archive for November 3rd, 2022

Child Care operations for November 4. 2022

November 3rd, 2022

Dear Families and Staff of Orde Daycare;

As you may all be aware, a potential strike of the CUPE Education workers is set to begin on November 4. 2022. CUPE education workers include custodial staff whom the daycare relies on to keep our environments clean and open and close our schools, among many other responsibilities.

The Orde Board of Directors met last night to discuss if our centres (Orde and Satellite) will remain open on Friday. After much debate, it was decided that we will be open and offer childcare for all age groups at both sites from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PD day rates will apply for school-age children.

As no caretaking staff is on-site, the principals or designates will open and close the schools to allow our childcare to operate. Therefore, we ask that families not arrive before 8:00 a.m. for drop off on Friday morning and arrive for pick up before 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Late fee charges will apply.

We would also like to make you aware that the cleanliness of these environments will begin to diminish, as we do not expect our staff to take on the responsibilities of the striking workers.

As the strike action is constantly evolving, we are still determining if we will be able to operate should the strike last past Friday or if events unfold quickly from today to Friday morning, which may lead us to reverse our decision to stay open.

Thank you for your understanding
Anna Gionet
Executive Director

The Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the families and staff should we have to adapt our operations.
Please ensure that you check your emails from families@ordedaycare.org[mailto:families@ordedaycare.org] or our website @ ordedaycare.org before you come to daycare on Friday, and be sure to check them over the weekend.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Anna Gionet, RECE