Child Care

Canada First Is The Preferred Payment Partner for Child Care and Day Care Centres

Choose Canada First and you can substantially reduce your credit card processing fees – to as low as 1.18 % for child care and day care centres.The business of daycare has undergone a seismic shift in the past few decades. Child care centres were often run out of private homes and took care of a few children at a time.

The integration of preschools with infant care facilities created more “one stop” businesses where kids moved up from birth to pre-kindergarten in the same building. Every week, parents may be ponying up a couple of hundred dollars to cover the cost of childcare. For some time, the cost of preschool was paid for by cash or cheque, but credit card machines have found their way into the child care environment.

Unfortunately, like many daycare centres and preschools, you may be overpaying for your credit card processing. For example, a facility charging $250 a week for infant care, and paying 2.75% to a credit card processor, is paying over $27.50 per month to the processing company for one child. The ability to trim this transaction expense, multiplied by all children cared for, and paid for by debit and credit cards, equals more money for necessities like staff, supplies, and profits.

Choose Canada First and substantially reduce your credit card processing fees – to as low as 1.18 % for child care and day care centres.

Whether Your Child Care or Day Care Centre Is Big Or Small – We Make It Easy For You Pick Perfect Credit Card Processing Setup For You!

Credit Card Processing For Childcare and Daycare

Canada First has a full line of credit card processing solutions for day care centres, preschools, after-school, and child care facilities. If you are looking to save on credit card fees, accept debit cards, or take cheques, we can evaluate your current setup and recommend cost-effective terminals and processing options.

If your hardware or software POS is already integrated with a different processor or you would just like it to be integrated, Canada First offers the best semi integrated solutions which can be adapted to almost every system. You may be surprised how easily it can be done.

Many systems are already enabled to work with the processing equipment we provide – so it just takes a call to your system provider. Even if that is not the case typically only 10 to 20 hours of technician’s time are required to integrate the system, it may even be free for the asking in order to preserve your business relationship with the provider.

If you currently have a merchant account for your children’s services organization or business and are looking for a better rate, take advantage of our Free Statement review to uncover opportunities for savings and ensure that you are getting the best deal.

Get Paid Faster

Efficient Terminals For Your Fast-Paced Business

Our traditional terminals are great for any child care or day care business. Accept EMV (chip-and-pin) and NFC (near-field communication) and provide a quick checkout for your clients.

Make It Easy For Parents To Pay

With our Customer Vault and Recurring Billing tools, you can set up your regular clients with automatic payments and digital invoicing using their securely stored credit card information.

What Our Credit Card Processing Solutions Can Do For Your Child Care or Day Care Business

Manage Your Child Care or Day Care Business From Anywhere

Streamlined Operations

Your dashboard is your centre of operations, providing valuable business reports.

In The Cloud

Access your data anywhere you need to run your child care or day care centre online, in the office, or on the road.

Insights At Your Fingertips

Harness the power of your own data—discover the patterns and trends affecting your business and take a smarter approach to marketing.

Take A Tour

Take a walk through of some of our most popular features including Virtual Terminal, Mobile, Invoicing, and our award-winning POS platform. We’ll show you how easy it is to process payments using Canada First’s wide selection of credit card processing solutions.

We guarantee that we’ll customize the credit card processing setup for your child care or day care business at a price you can easily afford.

With Canada First You’ll:

  • Accept payments in a variety of ways: online, over the telephone, or with your Smartphone or Tablet

  • Accept Payments Securely: Never handle sensitive credit card information again. Cardholders can enter their own information through your secure payment page, and we handle the rest.

  • Access Easy To Use Reporting And Reconciliation Tools: Organize transactions, monitor payments and view reporting all in one easy-to-use dashboard.

  • Link Payments To Your Website: Link payments to your website in order to easily accept client payments. Also compatible with most major POS providers.

…and Much More

  • Choose from a wide range of payment solutions including high speed countertop, wireless or virtual terminals

  • Accept payments online, over the telephone or with your Smartphone or Tablet

  • Easily set up recurring, instalment and deferred payments

  • Get fast and simple payment processing for credit, debit, gift and loyalty cards.

  • Our guarantee that we’ll keep your costs down and that we’ll meet or beat the processing rates you’re offered by other processors

  • Get faster access to your cash through next-day funding—that’s one to two days earlier than the standard funding cycle of some other processors

  • Access to online reporting and account management anywhere, anytime

Does Your Business Need….

Point Of Sale Machines

Managing a child care business is nothing short of demanding. That’s why it helps to have a payment processing partner that has everything you need to power your efficiency and success. Our payment solutions are fully integrated with industry vendor applications. Our Merchant Advisers are here to help you figure out the right mix of devices and services to best serve your business and customer needs.


E-Commerce Solutions
Make it easy for your clients to pay online with the most reliable online payment processing for your Child Care business.


Online Reporting
In the hyper-paced world of business, having access to your payment data at a moment’s notice is crucial to your success.
From merchant statements and alerts to our next-generation Business Track® online portal and dashboard, Canada First offers comprehensive reporting solutions for businesses of all sizes enabling efficient management of payment transaction data.


Equipment Financing Options
Being flexible means being competitive – that’s why Canada First offers flexible financing options that meet your business needs without confining rental contracts. We provide strategic, affordable financing solutions to help you reach your business goals.


Let's Work Together

Get in touch and ask us for a quote or ask a question about what solution is best for your business. Call us at 888-616-6967 or click to send an email. We’re here to help.