Child Care

Child Care

Childcare is available for children ages 3 months to 12 years.

Our Child care staff are CPR and First Aid trained. They work in child care because they enjoy working with children. It is the goal of the staff and management to provide a safe, fun environment for your children so you may enjoy the club and spa with the peace of mind that your kids are in good hands.

Director: Kristy Long. Kristy has been with the club since 1989. She has a teaching credential and is also one of our swim instructors. Kristy has 3 children of her own and when she is not at the club she can be seen around town at a variety of her children's sporting events.

Child Care is available for members, hotel guests, guests of members and Spa users. Reservations are required.

Hours

  Early Shift Late Shift
Monday 8:15 am - 1:30 pm 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 1:30 pm 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 1:30 pm 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 1:30 pm 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 1:30 pm  
Saturday 8:15 am - 1:00 pm  
Sunday 8:15 am - 1:00 pm  

Rates

  • If the child is a member (currently on the membership). FREE.*
  • If the child is not a member but the parent is: $4.00 per hour.
  • If the child is not a member nor is the parent: $12.50 per hour.
  • Flamingo Hotel/Montecito Health Spa/The Studios at Montecito Guests: $10.00 per hour
  •  *Infants (3 to 12 months) add $2.00 per hour (children 3-6 months can stay a maximum of 1 hour).

Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.

Reservations

  • Reservations are required.
  • Our child care facility can be reached at (707) 526-0529 Ext 675.
  • Reservations may be made 50 hours in advance and up to 2 hours in advance. Less than two hours notice is acceptable based on availability. We do require a minimum of 15 minutes notice.
  • For you child's safety we cannot allow Drop-Ins, sorry!
  • The maximum stay is two hours per day per child.
  • If you are late for a reservation, 10 minutes will be allowed. After this time, the spot will be filled with the next person on the waiting list. If there are no other children signed up the staff person will close child care.

Advanced Monthly Reservations: registration form

Charging Policies

  • We charge per hour. You will be charged for the hours you have reserved in advance. For example, if you sign up for two hours and pick your child up after 1-½ hours you will be charged for the full two hours. The exception being if you are called in early to pick up your child due to excessive crying or illness-you will be charged only for the time your child was there.
  • Spa Policy & Tennis Match Policy: If a parent is playing a league home match or has a Spa Treatment booked which may exceed our 2-hour limit, an additional 1-2 hours may be booked. These additional hours should be used only for play time with the understanding that if the match is over in less than 3 hours the parent must pick the child(ren) up. Any amount of time over the two hours will be $10.00 per hour more than the rate you paid the first two hours. Therefore, even though your first two hours may be free because your children are on the membership-any length of time needed after two hours is $10.00 per hour. If, at any time, we feel this policy is being abused we will be forced to discontinue offering this.
  • LATE CANCEL POLICY: All members and guests who cancel reservations with less than 2 hours notice will be subject to a $6.00 late cancel fee.
  • NO SHOW POLICY: all children who do not show up for a reservation without canceling will be charged a $10.00 per hour-reserved fee.
  • LATE PICK UP POLICY: A late fee of $6.00 will be charged for each 5 minutes you are late for picking up your children. Due to back-to-back reservations we are forced to adhere to this policy.

Other Policies

  • Parents must remain on property while their child is in day care. Please inform staff if you will be at the pool, group exercise class or Day Spa as these areas cannot be accessed by our paging system, which we will need to use in the case of an emergency. Please review the off property policy below.
  • SICK CHILDREN: Please no sick children! If they are too sick for school they are too sick for our childcare.
  • If your child becomes ill, extremely unhappy or unmanageable we will page you to the childcare area.
  • In order to maintain control, once you have dropped your child(ren) off, we ask that you do not re-enter child care unless you are paged or are picking up your child(ren). We find that it is very confusing for the little ones if parents check on them and then leave again.
  • Health Club staff receive free child care for up to two hours while working or training. If trainers are working out, or using the gym for any other reason, they will be charged.

What to Bring

  • Please bring snacks for your children while they are using childcare. Because of the severity of peanut and other nut allergies please refrain from bringing food containing any nut products, nut oil, or nut butter to the Childcare Center.
  • Please refrain from bringing toys from home. Most likely they will be misplaced or lost.
  • Please label your child’s belongings (snacks, diapers, jackets, etc.)
  • Please dress your children for play activities. For your child’s enjoyment, play clothes are recommended.
  • Please, NO Cloth Diapers.

OFF PROPERTY POLICY

Child Care is available for parents to use while on our property. This includes exercising, using the spa, playing tennis, basketball, dining at the hotel or utilizing any of our many facilities.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE LEAVING THE PROPERTY FOR A RUN, WALK OR BIKE RIDE.

However, we realize that going for a walk, run or bike ride are excellent sources of exercise and well being so we are willing to compromise a little.

If you choose to walk, run or cycle while your child(ren) is in child care, we ask the following of you:

  • You start your walk, run or bike ride directly from the club-therefore do not get in your car to drive to a different starting point.
  • You carry a cell phone with you in case of an emergency and leave the number with the childcare staff.
  • You do not go more than 15 minutes from the club-thus in case you were called to come back it would take you no more than 15 minutes to get back to the club.
  • You are off property no more than one hour.
  • You do not abuse this policy. If at anytime we feel that this privilege is being abused, we will have to discontinue it.
  • You must sign this notice stating that you understand and will honor this policy.

If you have any questions regarding this policy please contact club management.