Silver King Childcare Centre
Our staff has worked in the field of early child education (ECE) for years, as pioneers, advocates and educators.
Our educators have ECE certification, ECE Assistant certification, and as a minimum, Responsible Adult Certification. Many have supplemental training and specialties within the field itself.
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:15pm
6 weeks – 5 years of age
Fee (6 weeks – 18 months)
Fee (19-36 months)
Fee (3- 5 years)
2001 Silver King Road
Selkirk College Silver King Campus
Nelson, British Columbia
A childcare centre licensed for 24 spaces.
Our waitlists are closed at this time. If you are a Selkirk College Student seeking childcare please call the childcare centre directly. When we re-open our waitlists a link to our application form will be available here.
The Silver King Childcare Centre opened on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The facility is a newly constructed, one-level, open plan design allowing easy adaptations of the space for different uses. There is plenty of natural light in the building as well as access to a very large greenhouse and plenty of outdoor play space.
The Silver King Childcare Centre offers care for 16 infants and toddlers, and eight 3-5 year-olds in a multi-age program. The infant and toddler program and the multi-age program are separated to allow for safer, more age appropriate activities.
A minimum of 8 of the 24 spaces are reserved for Selkirk College students attending any Selkirk College campus. Whenever possible first priority placement is given to currently enrolled Selkirk College Students. To inquire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Silver King Childcare Centre Waitlist for 2022 and 2023 intakes are currently closed to the greater community; however, currently enrolled Selkirk College Students may still submit waitlist applications.
Toys and activities are developmentally appropriate to foster physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and social growth.
We utilize British Columbia’s Early Learning Framework to guide and support our educators in providing rich early learning experiences for young children. As well, we incorporate Indigenous programming into our curriculum with the support of community Elders who share stories, drumming and songs with our children.
Educators keep parents informed and aware of their children’s daily events. Other news is passed on in our monthly newsletter and through notices and information boards.
When you are offered a space at the child care centre you will be directed to download and complete the Registration Form. Once registered at the childcare centre, parents can find useful information in the Parent Handbook which explains the policies and procedures of the centre.
You will be given a Parent Agreement to sign, indicating that you understand and agree to abide by all the policies and procedures as stated in the Parent Handbook and registration materials.
The Affordable Childcare Benefit is a monthly payment to help eligible families with the cost of childcare. Families are encouraged to review eligibility criteria.
Kootenay Kids Society offers families the convenience of paying daycare fees through e-transfer.