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How much do you pay for child care in Vancouver?

The question of how much it costs to place a child in daycare is asked frequently on forums and social media sites. The purpose of the child care cost survey below is to provide accurate and up-to-date child care cost to our visitors. Please fill out this quick survey. You will help parents who are in the process of budgeting for this sizable expense. The responses are anonymous and only aggregate data will be posted.

1. Type of child care

2. Child's Age Group

3. Full time / Part time


Thank you! The results of this survey will be posted once sufficient data is available.

User submitted comments

daycare comment

December 15, 2008

I agree that it's really hard to find a good space, whether or not you're in town! We need to lobby the federal government because it just makes no sense. I heard we are at the bottom of the OECD when it comes to money spent on childcare and that's including the money that is spent in Quebec. Quebec is so advanced compared to us!
daycare comment

April 06, 2008

Trying to find daycare in Vancouver is impossible. I'm moving to Vancouver and have called over 50 daycare centres with no luck so far. I can't believe that the federal government who promised to do something about the wait list problem is sitting idle. They really just don't care about the safety of our children or the ability for parents to access safe, quality childcare.

I went to go visit a home daycare and the provider was sitting on the couch watching TV with the kids eating junk food. Then, one of the children bragged to their parents that they had McDonalds for lunch.

This hardly seems like a reasonable choice for any parent who is concerned about an educational environment.

What's it like to look for a daycare spot in Vancouver?

Most of out-of-town parents are at a loss when it comes to finding daycare centers in Vancouver. Is there a shortage of childcare providers in Vancouver? what costs will they incurr in the specific age group? What child care programs are setup in Vancouver? By sharing your experience, you can help other parents who are in the process of looking for daycare in Vancouver. NOTE: Please do not advertise in this section as it is not created for that purpose. Ads will be removed. Your new comment will not show until it is approved


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Information about Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia. It is also the third largest city within Canada. Vancouver is bordered by the Strait of Georgia, the Fraser River, the Coast Mountains and the City of Burnaby. Vancouver was named after a British Explorer by the name Captain George Vancouver. In 2007, Vancouver was considered to be the tenth cleanest city in the world. In 2010, the Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver.

Things you can do in Vancouver with your Children

Stanley Park is considered to be Vancouverís main tourist attraction and one of the most famous parks in the word. It has over 1,000 acres of cedar, hemlock and fir trees. Stanley Park is also home to the Hollow Tree and was a popular place for picture taking. Stanley Park has a wide variety of activities available for the entire family. The children can enjoy the playgrounds, horse drawn carriage rides, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

The Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada. The Vancouver Aquarium is home to dolphins, beluga whales, sea turtles, sea lions, and sea otters. School and daycare visits are welcome but you must call in advance to pre-register. The Vancouver Aquarium is open all year round. For more detailed and up to date information, check their website.

The Vancouver Science Centre (Science World) has many programs, exhibits and shows to interest both adults and children. Both children and adults will enjoy spending the time together learning about things together. The Vancouver Science Centre has an OMNIMAX Theatre onsite with movies that teach us about the world around us. Daycare and school visits are welcome, but it is wise to call in advance to pre-register. The Vancouver Science Centre is open year round, including holidays.

Granville Island in Vancouver, is located in False Creek across from Vancouverís peninsula. The island which is not really an island since it is now mostly connected with the mainland used to once be an industrial manufacturing area, but has now changed into a major tourist destination. Granville Island is very popular place for children and adults. There's lots to see and do on Granville Island for children of all ages, from shopping and learning to just having fun. From visiting the Kids Market to playing in the water park there is always something fun to do. The Granville Island is open all year round, however some of the experiences are seasonal, so it is wise to call in advance for more detailed information.

How to find daycare centers in Vancouver with GoDaycare

If you are looking for daycare centres or dayhomes in Vancouver, you came to the right place. We offer daycare listings with reviews from parents in many communities throughout Canada. Use our Vancouver child care guide to find childcare providers that offer infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, or school age programs. We realize how difficult it is to find a daycare spot, so we built our Vancouver child care search engine to take into account such factors as age groups and proximity information to allow our visitors to easily locate daycare centres in Vancouver. Before committing to anyone daycare centre found either on this site or anywhere else, ALWAYS do your own investigation to make sure that the center is safe and it addresses your child's developmental needs. You may refer to our article on finding the right daycare for some helpful tips.

Your child care search options

The first option is to run a city-specific daycare search. This option enables you to browse daycare centers throughout the city. If you are reading this page, chances are you are in the process of using this search path already. While browsing daycare listings you may also notice the list of neighbourhoods on the right-hand side of the page (neighbourhood child care search is only available for major cities). Select your neighbourhood to list daycare centers that are in your neighbourhood or in the near proximity to it. To narrow down your list, please select the appropriate age category for your child.

The second option is to use our local daycare search which allows you to find daycare centers and dayhomes anywhere in Canada. You can search by address, postal code or the nearest intersection. Use this search option to generate a list of childcare providers within walking distance to your specified location.

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