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

Age Range

6 weeks – 5 years of age

Fee (6 weeks – 3 yrs)

$60.00/full day
$35.00/half day

Fee Multi-age

$48.00/full day
$30.00/half day (3 yrs-5 yrs)


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

Additional Information

Parent Handbook 
Waitlist Form              Registration Form



Tel: 250-354-3208

A childcare centre licensed for 24 spaces.

Kootenay Kids Society acknowledges the childcare crisis within Nelson and the greater community. Quality childcare spots, especially for infant/toddler aged children are extremely limited in our city. The waitlists for our programs at KKS are carefully curated and monitored; however, they are very lengthy. Priority placement for Silver King Childcare Centre is considered by a number of important factors and therefore time of application is not necessarily the only deciding factor in placement. With our partnership with Selkirk College, every effort is made to first accommodate enrolled students seeking childcare, but even for students spaces are extremely tight. Childcare Directors will be in touch with families as spots become available. Currently our 2022 waitlist is closed and our 2023/2024 waitlists are very deep, but remain open. Submitted waitlist applications do not guarantee care for preferred start time.

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. Two spaces are reserved for students in short-term trades programs at Selkirk College.  To inquire, please email The Silver King Childcare Centre Waitlist for 2022 intake in currently closed to the greater community; however, currently enrolled Selkirk College Students may still submit waitlist applications at any time.

Our waitlist for 2023/2024 intake remains open to everyone. Selkirk students requiring full-time childcare will be prioritized over students requiring part-time care or temporary care; similarly, community members requiring full-time care take priority over those requiring part-time care.

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.

To be added to the 2023/24 waitlist please register at . 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.