About our Childcare Team

Staff in our programs are selected for their dedication to creating safe and supportive environments that allow young people to explore and grow. All of our team members have current certificates in Standard First Aid and CPR-C, a current clear Criminal Record Check, and a minimum of 20 hours of related training and education. Staff in our Little Waves and Preschool programs have a current BC Early Childhood Educator or Early Childhood Educator Assistant Licence. Our programs are enhanced by the unique background that each team member contributes, and we appreciate the range of expertise and experience that they have to share.

FAQs

How much do your childcare programs cost?
Childcare costs vary depending on the program and attendance options. Little Waves Group Daycare is $700/month. Preschool is between $110.00 and $252.50/month. Out of School Care is between $80.00 and $285.00/month. Please see the individual program descriptions for more information.

Why do we pay the same childcare fees each month, even though some months are shorter than others?
Our childcare fees have been added up for the entire year, and then spread out evenly from month to month. This allows families to make equal payments each month, rather than smaller payments on short months and larger payments on longer months. We have found that this makes tracking payments easier for everyone.

What are your hours of operation?
Little Waves Group Daycare: 7:45am-5:25pm
Preschool: 9:15am-11:45am
Before School Care: 7:30am-5:25pm
After School Care: 2:38pm-5:25pm

How many childcare spaces do you have?
Little Waves Group Daycare: 16 spaces
Preschool: 20 spaces
Out of School Care: 82 spaces

Will food be provided?
Little Waves Group Daycare and After School Care participants are provided with an afternoon snack. We provide items from at least 2 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide. Our menu varies each month depending on participant preference and seasonal availability. Some of our current favourites include: black bean dip, noodle soup, and popcorn Friday!

Are there childcare subsidies available?
Government subsidy is available for those families who qualify, and is applicable to all of our childcare programs. Please follow this link for more information about subsidy: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care/financial-assistance-for-child-care

Are you hiring?
We are always looking for qualified people with flexible schedules to join our staff team as substitute program leaders. If you have experience working with children, are looking for occasional on-call shifts, and are able to work on short notice, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to osc@jamesbaycentre.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!

When ongoing positions become available we will post them on our website. Please have a look at our job board for current postings and application instructions.

Do you have practicum placements available?
We are happy to support students as they pursue their education, and we love to add practicum students to our team as space allows. In the past we have successfully collaborated with students from a number of programs, including Early Childhood Education, Community Family & Child Studies, Child & Youth Care, Social Work, and Recreation & Health Education. Please get in touch with us to discuss your practicum requirements and to see if we have a placement opportunity that might work for you!