Waitlist and Registration

Update: As of August 2023, most families are waiting about three years for a space at Discovery Kids Daycare

Please read our waitlist policy below. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, send an email to discoverykids@telus.net. Please include your name, your child’s name and their date of birth.

Discovery Kids Childcare does it’s best to create and maintain a waitlist that is fair and transparent. Please read the following policy on how the waitlist works and the recommendations for securing a space at Discovery Kids. 

Any request to be put onto the waitlist is granted in a first come first serve basis. At the time of request, the following information is required:

  • Name and contact information of family/guardian
  • Preferred date to start care
  • Child’s name and birthdate or expected date of birth
  • Days of the week that care is required

There is no fee associated with being placed on the waitlist.

Discovery Kids does not refuse care to anyone based on race, gender, economic status or ability.

When a space becomes available it is offered in the following order, subject to the needs of the centre and classrooms:

  • A child currently enrolled in the program
  • A sibling to a currently or previously enrolled child in each program 
  • A child in relationship with the Ministry of Children and Families
  • The child of a staff member
  • Children on the waitlist in order of request made

We require that contact is made via email every three months in order to remain on the waitlist. If we have not received an update within three months, we will assume that care is no longer needed and you will lose your position on the waitlist.

The wait for childcare is stressful and full of uncertainty. Some tips to speed along the process are as such:

  • Get on the waitlist as soon as possible (during pregnancy is appropriate)
  • Be as flexible as possible with days required
  • Adjust your expected start time
  • Take one day a week to start, other days will be offered as they become available
  • Be persistent, emailing often is not a bad thing.
  • Put your name on multiple waitlists, but be sure to visit each center and check for quality
  • Stay positive

Thank you for all the patience required in your search for childcare. We will do our best to accommodate your families need for childcare.