West Point Grey Daycare provides childcare services for toddlers between 18 and 36 months. The daycare centre is located in South Granville/Shaughnessy at at 16th and Pine Street in Vancouver, British Columbia and is over 3,500 square feet in size inside and 2,800 square feet of outside private space.
We are a licensed group childcare facility for up to 12 children per day, the ratio for a toddler age group is 1:4. Our professional and dedicated staff have a combination of Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood and Special Needs Education training. Additional training includes First Aid, Food Safe Certifications and continuous professional development and ECE related or unrelated degrees.
West Point Grey is located in the Fairview Baptist Church but the daycare has no religious affiliation with the church and children attending the daycare can be of any religious denomination.
West Point Grey Daycare Society
The daycare is operated by West Point Grey Daycare Society, a non-profit society formed in 1972 by a group of parents that recognized the need for accessible childcare between the ages of 18 months to 3 years old, becoming one of the first toddler childcare programs in Vancouver. Originally housed at West Point Grey United Church, hence our name, the daycare found a new home at Fairview Baptist Church in 1981. The society is run by a volunteer board of directors.
In April 2013 West Point Grey Daycare received the Childcare Legacy Award in recognition of 40 years of outstanding childcare service from the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Hours of Operation
West Point Grey Daycare is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Late arrivals often disrupt the flow of the program for the other children, so please call the Centre if you plan to arrive after 9:45 a.m., or if your child will be absent for any reason. All families should arrive before 5:00 p.m. to pick up their children at the end of the day. During the pandemic our hours are 8:30am-4:30pm to allow us to sanitize the centre and take the extra safety steps.
The daycare is closed on all statutory holidays and Easter Monday. We also close from mid-December and re-open on the first business day after New Year’s.
In the event of a snow storm, the daycare will be closed all day if the snow storm is predicted to start before 12pm. We will close at 12pm if the snow storm is predicted to be in the afternoon. We appreciate your understanding, as our priority is to ensure everyone’s safety.
Member families using the daycare services become involved through volunteering their time and skills to help improve the daycare and through their participation in parent meetings. Parent meetings are held to discuss the business of the daycare and usually are held on a quarterly basis. During those meetings, information is shared regarding the operation of the daycare and the Society.
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