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.

5  When

Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:15pm

Age Range

6 weeks – 5 years of age

Fee (6 weeks – 18 months)

$63.50/full day

Fee (19-36 months)

$63.42/full day

Fee (3- 5 years)

$51.19/full day

Location

2001 Silver King Road
Selkirk College Silver King Campus 
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 1C8

Additional Information

Parent Handbook 

E-transfer

Contact

Tel: 778-671-0450

A childcare centre licensed for 24 spaces.

Kootenay Kids Silver King Childcare Centre has made the difficult decision to no longer utilize a waitlist system for allocating open childcare spaces. Our waitlist has been closed for 1.5 years and has seen little to no movement due to sibling intake and slow turn over in programs, thus serving our community very little. It is our hope that omitting the waitlist will convey a clearer, more honest picture to local families of the childcare crisis in our region and prevent a false sense of reality in regard to childcare availability. As of June 1st, 2024, all remaining clients on the waitlist will expire. As Kootenay Kids Society has partnered with Selkirk College, the only exception to this will be for those on the list currently enrolled at Selkirk College. Silver King will continue to utilize a Selkirk Student Waitlist of a max of 10 families, of which applications will expire after 1 year of waiting. At expiration, it is the responsibility of the student to renew their waitlist application with the childcare centre. Kootenay Kids will continue to give priority childcare placement to Selkirk Students, KKS staff, as well as siblings of currently enrolled children. This change in policy was made in collaboration with the KKS Management team.

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 hayleyr@kootenaykids.ca

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 sent a registration form to complete. 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.