Welcome Back!

All Centres will be open on Monday September 22 from 7:30-9 am, and from school dismissal until 6pm for the first day of school and the beginning of our fall programming.

This full day is included in your regular monthly fee if you are registered for before and after school care. If you require full day care and are registered for morning only, please contact your Centre supervisor directly.

If you attended during any of the job action (strike) days, make sure you apply for your temporary support payments from the Ministry of Finance.

Some Centres may still have spaces for new registration.

For details on our daily fee please review the 2014-2015 full fee schedule.

Who we are

Spare Time began as a non-profit, school-age child care centre at David Lloyd George Elementary School back in 1974. In the years that followed, the need for high quality, affordable school-age child care grew steadily in Vancouver and Spare Time grew to match the demand and opened additional centres around the city.

Through the years, we have remained a non-profit, parent run society with 
all of our centres being licensed and fully integrated.  We strive to provide the best possible programs for the families in our communities and we take great pride in providing programs designed to meet the individual needs of each child. By offering a wide variety of age-appropriate challenges and choices to children, our programs nurture positive growth and self-confidence.

Today, we run 6 centres including:

In addition to offering before and after school programs for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 7, the Spare Time Child Care Society offers winter, spring and summer break programs, and integrated special needs programs.

Summer Programs

Summer Programs are available now. Registration for currently enrolled families begins on May 15. Registration for the community begins on May 31 at all centres except  Spare Time Clubhouse, where community families attending David Livingstone and General Wolfe only can register on May 31, and the rest of the community can register on Monday June 3, in person at the General Wolfe location.