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Location: 1140 Front Street North Bay, Ontario, P1B 6P2

1 705-825-3322


Mon-Friday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Child Drop Off: 7:00am – 7:30am
Child Pickup: 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Our Message

At Friends Forever Childcare Centre we believe all children can benefit from an early childhood education that is designed to promote their individual needs and, as one of Ontario’s premier childcare centres.


What days are you closed?

We are closed on weekends and on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Civic Holiday
Labour Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

What training do staff have?

All of our staff have completed the same rigorous interview process, hold up-to-date CPR and First Aid certifications, and have completed Police Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks with the North Bay Police Service. As well, all Early Childhood Educator (ECE) teachers on staff are required to be members of the College of Early Childhood Educators.

Beyond these qualifications, we are committed to on-going training and development to ensure our staff stay up to date with developments in the childcare field.

What are your ratios?

We are required to follow the ratios set out in Ontario’s Day Nursery Act.

During our regular hours required ratios are:

Infants (0 to 18 months): 1 teacher to 3 children
Toddlers (18 to 30 months): 1 teacher to 5 children
Pre-school (2 ½ to 5 years): 1 teacher to 8 children

During sleep/rest time and the first and last 2 hours of the day required ratios are:

Infants (0 to 18 months): 1 teacher to 3 children
Toddlers (18 to 30 months): 1 teacher to 7 children
Pre-school (2 ½ to 5 years): 1 teacher to 11 children

What will my child do all day?

Children will be engaged in activity and play at all times of the day. Each classroom is equipped with a dramatic play centre, arts and crafts, gross and fine motor activities, a library area and much more. They are given a nutritious lunch and two healthy snacks throughout the day and, in the afternoon, will have rest time to allow them to regain some energy for the rest of their day.

For more information, check out our How Learning Happens guidelines.

Will my child be outside?

Absolutely! We believe that a key part of a child’s day is getting to play outside. Weather permitting, we spend an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon outside enjoying the fresh air.

Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing to wear based on the day’s forecast.

What will my child be eating?

We accommodate all food restrictions and allergies by providing alternative meals for those who can’t eat what is scheduled to be served on the menu. The menu is looked over and approved by our Health Unit.

Sample menu


Morning Snack: Scone, apple, and milk
Lunch: Ham casserole (with potatoes, ham, and vegetables), fresh fruit, and water
Afternoon Snack: Cheese and crackers, and water


Morning Snack: Banana loaf and milk
Lunch: Healthy homemade macaroni (with lentils and cheese), fresh fruit, and water
Afternoon Snack: Sliced apple with cinnamon, rice cakes, and water


Morning Snack: Whole wheat toast, melon, and milk
Lunch: Tofu burritos (with tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese), fresh fruit, and water
Afternoon Snack: Veggies and dip, cheerios, and water


Morning Snack: Carrot muffins, slice grapes, and milk
Lunch: Spaghetti squash and meatballs, garlic toast, fresh fruit, and water
Afternoon Snack: Artichoke dip, pitas, and water


Morning Snack: Cereal, fruit, and milk
Lunch: Sesame chicken, brown rice, broccoli, fresh fruit, and water
Afternoon Snack: Yogurt parfait and water

For more information, check out our Menu Guidelines.

How do you handle allergies?

We are committed to working with families to ensure that the needs of all children at FFCC are met.

In some cases, individual action plans and training may be required.

What are my enrollment options?

At Friends Forever Childcare Centre we offer a variety of enrollment options:


5 days per week
Monday – Friday
Set cost
Cost varies between programs


2-4 set days per week
Days must be the same each week

Flex Care

2-5 days per week
Days can vary between weeks
Schedules are requested a month in advance in order to guarantee care
An extra fee will be charged for flexibility of scheduling
We will do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee care for last minute schedule changes (to ensure we’re meeting ministry requirements)

What are my rates and payment options?

For information regarding rates please contact the Supervisor.



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Invoicing is done bi-weekly, and two weeks in advance. Payments is expected by the first day of each billing period.

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