Pre-K Part Time Care at The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre



2650 Maple St, Vancouver


Open 9:15am – 2:30pm Monday – Friday (except for on Lord Tennyson Elementary School Pro D Days)

Registration options:

  • 5 days a week
  • 3 days a week – Mon/Wed/Fri
  • 2 days a week – Tue/Thu


Children must be 3 years old to register

Kits House Family Membership

$50 non-refundable registration fee


5 days per week: $714/month 

3 days per week: $493/month

2 days per week: $328/month

*after Provincial Fee Reduction Initiative

Enrollment Policy

Kits House Childcare Enrollment and Priority Policy

The waitlist for Kits House childcare programs is not first come first served. We have a priority rating system to ensure that spaces in 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)


Waitlist Details

To register on the waitlist please follow the steps listed below.

Children must be at least 2 years old to register on the waitlist. Applications received 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.

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

Waitlist Steps


Step 1.

Please explore our different childcare options and take note of the one(s) you are interested in signing your child(ren) up for.


Step 2.

Click on the waitlist button below - follow instructions on the form.

Step 3. 

Pay the $25 waitlist fee by clicking the below button.

Step 4. 

To finalize your spot on the waitlist, please visit our membership page and register for a $20 Family Kits House Membership.


As part of the new childcare centre – The Collective at Lord Tennyson Elementary we are opening a part time Pre-K program for children aged 3-5 years old and have spaces available starting February 1st 2021 for children aged 3-5 years.

The Pre-K program operates 5 days a week from 9:15-2:30pm. Children can register for 2,3 or 5 days per week. This program will follow our Reggio Emilia approach to early learning, children will be engaged in various activities and explorations throughout the day, including indoor and outdoor learning.

Daily programming will include; explorations and provocations, outdoor play, snack time and lunch. A short rest/nap time will be included for children who need it.

The program is open year round, but will close for all Professional Days for Lord Tennyson Elementary.


The Collective

A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective.

We are a group of educators, children, families and community members that value childhood and the significance and importance of early learning. The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre is a place where individuals can share their skills, strengths and knowledge to work together to create meaningful experiences for children. Our educators will work together and across the different programs creating the opportunity to connect with each other, and all children and families. Families will feel connected to all programs as well, which will support them as their child continually grows and moves between programs. Community members are invited in to participate in the form of volunteerism, and skill or knowledge sharing. It is a centre that provides high quality learning opportunities for children in our care, and a place where families and community can connect with one another.