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Essential Services:

Essential services are those daily services essential to preserving life, health, public safety and basic societal functioning. They are the services British Columbians come to rely on in their daily lives. Child care providers are to prioritize placements for those children of essential workers based on the following priority:

  • Tier 1 (highest priority): employed in Health and Health Services, Social Services, Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Emergency Response. For child care, Tier 1 also includes children referred by MCFD and Delegated Aboriginal Agency social workers. 

  • Tier 2 (second priority): all other occupations not included in Tier 1 that are listed in the Essential Service Workers list. 

  • Tier 3 (third priority): all other families (not employed in an occupation listed in the Essential Service Workers list. 


Programs Offered:

We are offering a limited month-by-month full-time spaces for children ages one to school age. All of our essential service spaces are Monday to Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm only

Service Start – April 1, 2020



Registrations can be send via email to All registrations will be for a month at a time. Your space is protected for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. All spaces will be return to current New Kids families at such a time as the Ministry of Health deems it safe to return to school and work. 


Monthly Fees are  as follows:

Infant/Toddler: $1027

3-5 Year Old Program: $836



All fess must be paid in full prior to attending the program. We are no longer accepting cheques at this time and payments can be made via e-transfer to, with the password “childcare”. All fees are due at the beginning of the month.


Affordable Child Care Benefit:

Parent who have existing ACCB with another daycare or a new ACCB should will need a Child Care Arrangement form completed by our daycare and then it must be submitted by the parent. Parents will need to pay their fees up front but are eligible for a refund once the benefit has been approved. 


Staff ratios and Qualifications:

Our staffing ratios and staff qualifications will continue to be based on our current licensing regulations through the Community Care and Assisted Livings Act. Our mission is to provide high quality, reliable childcare that is created through a safe environment that nurtures your child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. 

What to Bring:

  • Personal water bottle

  • Indoor shoes

  • Lunch and enough snacks for two snack periods

  • Weather appropriate outdoor gear (ie. shoes/boots, snow/rain jacket, gloves, hat)

  • An extra change of clothing

  • If your child requires diapers/pull-ups, you will need to send enough each day and wipes

No home toys or books at this time.

COVID-19 protocols:

Due to the ever-changing situation, we have a strict protocol to prevent exposure to our children and staff. This includes:

  • Families must designate a single adult for pick-ups and drop offs. If this adult is experiencing respiratory symptoms or fever, please arrange for an alternative pick-up person. 

  • Before entering our space, everyone must:

  • Enter our building through a single designated door

  • Stay in the cubby area with your child for drop-off.

  • If you must come into our space, please wash your hands or use sanitizer

  • Please keep your distance when if possible when talking, recommended it be 2m (6ft)


Cleaning & Disinfecting:

  • All frequently touched areas inside and outside are cleaned atleast twice a day, once during drop-offs are completed and again at the very end of the day

  • Toys are disinfected every day and any time illness is suspected

  • We do a complete sanitation of all 


Physical Distancing :

Understandably, social distancing is challenging in a childcare setting. some of the thing we are doing include:

  • Avoiding close greetings like hugs or handshakes

  • Taking children outside more often, including doing art & craft outside

  • Setting up mini environments to encourage separate play and redirect children to other areas/activities

  • Increasing space between children during circle, when napping, during quiet time, during snack and lunch

  • We do not allow children to share food at this time. We have suspended our hot lunch day and baking days. 

  • We are currently offering limited sensory activities at this time. Where sensory is offered, each child is given their own bin and materials that are not shared.


Illness Protocol:

  • Children who exhibiting symptoms (ie. cough, fever etc) must self-isolate for 10 days and will not be admitted 

  • If your child has allergies, they do not need to stay home, but if they develop a fever or cough or sneeze or show any signs of illness or the sniffles, you or your emergency contact will be called and we will require your child to be picked up without delay. We will provide a quiet space until pick-up. Once picked up, we will thoroughly clean and sanitize the space

  • A family or household that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or show symptoms with cold or influenza-like symptoms, should keep their children home for a period of 14 days. If symptoms develop, they must kept home for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms. 

  • Additional precautions may be added as recommended by Child Care Licensing and Health Officials

Essential Service Workers

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