Little Steps and Nature Daycare
The Victoria West Community Association offers two options for Licensed Daycare for children ages 3-5 We have our Little Steps Daycare and an all day Nature Daycare.
The Little Steps program has an indoor classroom for activities and play based learning. In additional, children spend at least 2 hours each day in active play, usually outside. Little Steps emphasizes the value of unstructured learning that allows children to make choices, experiment, and use hands on exploration with materials in the daycare and outdoor environment. The toys and activities are developmentally appropriate to support your child’s emotional, physical, social and cognitive needs. We strive to allow children to make their own choices and explore in an environment which is physically safe, cognitively challenging, and emotionally nurturing.
Our full day Nature Daycare offers a curriculum that supports a deep connection to nature. This program interacts with nature both as the teacher and the classroom. Our core values include creative play-and inquiry-based learning, often child-led or child-centred activities, diversity and risky play. Our Nature Daycare includes some indoor time but children spend the majority of their day outside in the beautiful Banfield Park. We will explore the ever changing natural world throughout all seasons and in all kinds of weather, safety permitting.
Important Information Registration commences in March for Fall intake. Children must be between the ages of 3-5 years old and already toilet competent. Priority is given first to internal families, then external families wanting full time care. Please see below for more information regarding the enrollment process.
Please be sure to read our updated 2023/24 Parent’s Handbook for important information, policies and procedures.
For more information contact the Childcare Manager:
Jack Tharp – Phone: 250-590-8922, ext 1, Email: email@example.com
|Daycare Fees 2023/2024||Monthly Rate after CCFRI|
* 3 Days a Week is Monday, Wednesday and Friday
* 2 Days a Week is Tuesday and Thursday
Out of School Kids Club
The Victoria West Community Association offers a Licensed Before and After school program for those enrolled at Vic West Elementary. VWCA OSC Kids Clubs offer school age kids a safe and nurturing space to move, explore, socialize and create. We are committed to helping kids grow strong physically, socially and emotionally. We promote using words to solve conflicts and building self-confidence is a large part of the program. We strive to allow children to make their own choices and explore in an environment that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing.
Important Information Registration commences mid-March for Fall intake. Children must be between the ages of 5 & 12 years old and enrolled at Vic West Elementary School. Priority is given first to internal families, then external families wanting both before and after school care, and then all other families.
For more information contact the OSC Kids Club Team Lead:
Cara Longworth – Phone: 250-508-0142 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of School Kids Club Fees – 2023/24 Before & After School Care
|Monthly Rate||Kindergarten, After CCFRI||Grades 1 – 5, After CCFRI|
** Approx – fees with be updated when the new CCFRI calculator for OSC is updated.