Bumble Bear Daycare

About

Bumble Bear Daycare is a full-time daycare for children aged 3-5 years old. There are a total of 25 spaces, with a maximum of two children aged 2.5 years old allowed in the program.

Bumble Bear Daycare creates a community of learning, where community development work meets early childhood education. We embrace the process of learning, encouraging our teachers to be present, listening and growing alongside our children. We support the interests of the children. The materials offered to the children are rich with creative possibilities. Highly qualified staff ensure a Reggio Emelia inspired approach to learning through their delight in children, an understanding of the value of play, their vision, heart, knowledge, skills, and a strong commitment to families. We encourage our learners to think creatively, to innovate, while experiencing the world through compassionate eyes.

Details

Location

Kits House – 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver


Hours

Monday to Friday

7:30 am – 5:30 pm


Requirements


Cost

$1,048/month

Enrollment

Kits House Childcare Enrollment

The waitlist for Kits House childcare programs is not first come first served. We have a priority rating system to ensure that spaces in KNH Childcare Programs are being offered to those families who are a priority for those we serve on the Westside, as well as providing a continuum of care.

Enrollment priority will be according to the following order for all children who are registered and all applicable membership and waitlist fees have been paid. Please note that the waitlist will go by registration date within each of the following priorities.

  1. Children switching between programs (ie. infants moving to toddler program)
  2. Children who have siblings currently registered in a KNH childcare program
  3. Children who have siblings attending Lord Tennyson Elementary (LT childcare programs only)
  4. Children registered in another childcare program
  5. Families living in Kits (Burrard west to Alma, water south to 16th)
  6. Families working in Kits (Burrard west to Alma, water south to 16th)
  7. Families living on Vancouver’s Westside (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave)
  8. Families working on Vancouver’s Westside (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave)

We enroll new children on what is best for the group (balance of ages & development needs). If you turn down a child care space offer you will remain on the waitlist. There are a lot of families on the waitlist and we ask that if you do not need a child care space anymore that you remove your name from the waitlist. We have a 60 day withdrawal policy that applies to all parents who accept a space. If you accept a space (sign the acceptance letter) and then change your mind, you are responsible for those fees. If we are able to fill the spot after 30 days we will refund one month’s fees.

Cost

$1,048/month Once a space is offered and accepted you are required to pay a non-refundable $50 registration fee and half a month’s fees.

Waitlist

To register on the waitlist please visit the main childcare page and follow the links to complete the online registration form and pay your fees. Children must be at least 2 years old to register on the waitlist. Applications recieved for children younger than this will not be accepted and fees will not be refunded. 

It is difficult to predict the amount of time your child will be on the waitlist but the majority of spaces become available between June and September of each year as children who are leaving for Kindergarten move out of our programs. Your position in the waitlist might change because of enrollment policies (see above for details).

Our waitlists, like other childcare centres, are based on a combination of time in queue and a priority list. The final waitlist is determined about one month before an expected start date.
Due to the changing nature of waitlists and the overwhelming amount of inquiries, we are unable to respond to any waitlist status requests.

Fee

$20 annual family membership + $25 waitlist fee.

*it is the family’s responsibility to make sure their annual membership is up-to-date.

Contact

Contact Info

Amanda BarstowEarly Childhood Education, Programs Coordinator

amandab@kitshouse.org

604.736.3588 ext. 150

Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.

Loris Malaguzzi