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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Contact Us

Contact Us

More Information

For more information and to arrange a tour for either location, please call or e-mail the Executive Director at the Victoria Hill Site. Wait list applications will only be accepted after a visit has been arranged.
Next tour date: currently no tours due to Covid-19 safety protocols.


K.I.D.S. Childcare (Victoria Hill Location)

Phone: +1 604.524.0522
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca
236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Fax: +1 604.524.6941


Queensborough K.I.D.S.

Phone: +1 604.553.1772
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca
920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Fax: +1 604.524.6941

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, K.I.D.S. maintains a waiting list for child care spaces. The wait list generally operates based on the date of application or date of priority. Families with children already enrolled in a program at K.I.D.S. will be given priority.

Yes, once you have conceived you can put your unborn child on the waitlist. Once your child is born, please contact the Executive Director so we can update your application.

Yes, we are a fully licensed facility by Fraser Health. For more information go to Fraser Health Childcare Licensing Information

Yes, our staff members are educated, quality child care professionals who have the required qualifications to work with the children in their care. All our educators also hold valid first-aid certificates and have submitted to full Criminal Record Checks.

We are an allergy-aware facility. Families are welcome to bring any type of food that they wish. Children and adults with allergies are required to provide all food and medications and follow all safety protocols. More information about allergy safe childcare can be found here.

Our child care environment is active. Rest time is a healthy and important part of a young child’s development and the ability of a child to be successful throughout the day often depends on sufficient rest time.

To attend K.I.D.S., your child must be well enough to participate in all aspects of the program. While we are sensitive to the difficulties illness may cause families, we are not licensed to care for children who are unwell. If your child is sick, you are required to keep him/her at home or make alternate care arrangements. All families are required to follow K.I.D.S. sick child policy.

Pick up and drop off times are coordinated with staffing schedules and ensure that ratios are met in each program. If you are unable to pick up at the contracted time, please make alternate arrangements with a friend or relative and contact K.I.D.S. with the name and number of the pick-up person. Frequent lateness may indicate that K.I.D.S. does not meet your family’s needs and you may need to make alternate child care arrangements.

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Employment

Employment

Employment Opportunities at K.I.D.S.


On-call Substitute

At K.I.D.S., we occasionally hire On-Call Substitute Early Childhood Educators. As an On-Call Educator, you become part of our great staff team while having the opportunity for a more flexible work schedule and to grow your professional practice as educator.

Required Qualifications

  • Valid BC ECE License to Practice or valid BC Assistant ECE certificate or meeting the qualifications of Responsible Adult: be at least 19 years of age; able to provide care and mature guidance to children; have completed a course or a combination of courses of at least 20 hours duration in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition; have relevant work experience
  • Post-Basic Infant/Toddler and/or Special Needs Certification are an asset
  • Valid First Aid Certification
  • Minimum of two references
  • All employees are subject to a criminal record clearance

We are seeking Early Childhood Educators who

  • Enjoy working with children and families and have relevant work experience
  • Work well with other staff to provide quality child care
  • Promote respectful relationships with children, families, and staff
  • Value inclusion and diversity
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Are flexible and open to feedback
  • Commit to professional development

How to apply
Please email a cover letter and resume outlining your experience and education (including two references), as well as copies of your BC License to Practice (or academic transcripts) and current first aid certificate, addressed to Executive Director, Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society. Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca. We will contact only those applicants selected for an interview.

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Organizational Structure

Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society is a registered non-profit entity under the Societies Act. Our Board of Directors is comprised of parents, community representatives, and hospital employees. The Board of Directors is vital to the functioning of the society and is made up of volunteers who work together to manage the organization. Board members work closely with the director and are actively involved in the decision making process of K.I.D.S. The Board of Directors are elected at an Annual General Meeting. If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors please contact our director.

Member Families

All registered families are members of the Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society and are entitled to vote accordingly. Parent participation is an integral part of the Society’s goals and objectives. In addition to board representation, member families can participate in committees of the board, various day-to-day activities, fundraising events, and work projects.

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Staff Team

K.I.D.S. Staff Team

K.I.D.S. Educators

Our staff team works in partnership with parents in meeting the individual needs of each child within our programs. K.I.D.S. has a diverse team of educated, quality child care professionals many of whom have been with us for many years. All our educators hold valid first-aid certificates and have submitted to full Criminal Record Checks. Our educators are a valued part of K.I.D.S. and are dedicated to providing and promoting quality learning environments for children and work closely with families.

In addition to our staff team listed above, we employ casual and part time staff members who support our team. Often, we have staff members who return to us in the summer when their school commitments end. Currently, Jas and Sharon provide the programs with their unique skills and experience. K.I.D.S. often has students from a variety of training institutions throughout the Lower Mainland. We welcome the opportunity to mentor, model and encourage best practice in early care and education.

Jo-Anne

Tania

Donna

Tennille

Michelle

Anne

Nikki

Marion

Jessica

Senab

Sommer

Katie

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


History

Our History

A Look Back

Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society is a registered Society and has charitable status. The society was established in 1985 by a dedicated group of Royal Columbian Hospital employees seeking quality care for their children.

Our first home was a series of portables adjacent to the 1950’s building on the RCH grounds. Back then, we provided care to 16 preschoolers and 8 infants and toddlers. However, with the construction of a new RCH tower, relocation became necessary and a dedicated Board of Directors began the task of securing the necessary funding for the move.

A purpose-built modular building was constructed, giving the society the opportunity to expand its operations. In September of 1995, the new K.I.D.S. opened on a piece of property behind RCH and was licensed for 24 preschool-age children, 12 infants and toddlers and 12 Out-of-School care (known as our “Leaders”) spaces.

We entered into a new and exciting partnership with BC Housing, Fraser Health and The Good Samaritan Society. A building was being constructed in Victoria Hill (on the former Woodlands site) that would house a variety of Fraser Health clinics, an assisted living organization and K.I.D.S.

In 2005, our portables were moved to Victoria Hill while we awaited the completion of our new home.

In 2008, we moved into our brand new center that was licensed for 25 three to five year olds, 12 birth to three year olds, and 25 school-age children.

We celebrated our 25 years as a society in 2010 and commissioned a local artist to create a mural in the toddler playground. Mosaic tiles made by the seniors from the Good Samaritan Society, K.I.D.S. staff, and families were intermixed with the beautiful painting to celebrate our surroundings, connections, and partnerships.

In 2013, KIDS was awarded the “contract” to operate the first city sponsored child care in the newly renovated Queensborough Community Centre. In January 2014, Queensborough KIDS was opened and was licensed for 25 children ages three to five years of age.

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Program Hours Queensborough

Queensborough
Program Hours

Childcare Hours

Please note that Covid-19 safety measures may affect hours of operation.

Queensbourough Programs are closed all statutory holidays, including Easter Monday and are closed between Christmas and New Year’s.

Age Group Hours Days
3 to 5 Year Program 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Program Hours Victoria Hill

Victoria Hill
Program Hours

Childcare Hours

Please note that Covid-19 safety measures may affect hours of operation.

Victoria Hill Programs are closed all statutory holidays, including Easter Monday and are closed between Christmas and New Year’s.

Age Group Hours Days
Infant/Toddler Program 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday
3 to 5 Year Program 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday
Before School Care 7:30 am to school drop off Monday to Friday
After School Care School dismissal to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday
School Age Care Full Day during
Pro-D Days and school breaks
7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca


Program Fees Queensborough

Queensborough
Program Fees

Childcare Fees

  • Full time spaces are offered for all programs
  • Part time spaces are dependent on availability
  • A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee is paid upon enrolment
  • Monthly fees are paid through post-dated cheques

Parents may be eligible for a financial subsidy from the Province of British Columbia Affordable Childcare Benefit Program (ACCB), to assist with childcare costs. To find out if you qualify for the affordable childcare benefit and for additional information contact the Child Care Services Centre at 1-888-338-6622 or visit this website.

Monthly Child Care Fees for Queensbourough as of Spring 2020

(all fees are subject to change)

In 2018, the Provincial Government introduced the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative which provided a reduction in fees for parents with children in infant and toddler care and in three to five year old care. The amount in the column marked BC government Fee Reduction Initiative is the amount parents will pay providing this initiative remains in place. Currently, the Government has not given any reduction in fees for parents with children in Out-of-School programs, so fees are as posted.

Child Care Fees 5 Days/wk 4 Days/wk 3 Days/wk 2 Days/wk 1 Days/wk
Preschool 796.00 679.00 542.00 393.00 247.00
* BC Gov. Fee Reduction Initiative 696.00 599.00 482.00 353.00 227.00

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca