Spare Time Clubhouse
We are a non-profit child care organization that offers quality affordable before and after school care for children attending at General Wolfe Elementary School. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun environment that encourages and challenges children to try new things.
Each day, children at Spare Time Clubhouse may choose from a selection of programs and activities. Our programs include homework club, arts & craft projects, organized cooperative games & sports, free play and educational workshops. During free play, we offer a variety of board games, outdoor time and age-appropriate activities. We also have designated areas for a library, video games/computer and more!
On all field trips, children are well supervised and ride in our Variety Club vans and buses driven by qualified, licensed class 4 drivers.
The monthly fee includes all program activities and field trips, as well as nutritious lunches and snacks.
|Juniors Program: Grades K-2||Our centre provides many age appropriate outlets for play and fun specifically geared for Grades K-2.|
|Leaders Program: Grades 3 & 4||Spare Time Clubhouse takes pride in our Leaders’ Club Programs developed for Grades 3-4. These programs focus on skill learning, knowledge building, personal responsibility and increased independence.|
|Loungers Program: Grades 5, 6 & 7||Our Loungers program is specifically designed to engage and challenge children in Grades 5, 6 & 7.|
|Morning Program: Grades K-7||Early birds who attend Spare Time Clubhouse can play quiet games, do arts & crafts or homework. Breakfast is available from 7:30-8:30am.|
|Holidays||During holiday breaks, Pro D days and district closures our centre is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided.|
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Before School Only: $166.00 Before & After School Care: $427.00
Kindergarten (includes CCFRI)
Before School Only: $116.00 Before & After School Care: $327.00
Included in Monthly Fee:
Instructional Days: Thursday September 10 to Friday Dec. 18, 2020. Full day care for Kindergarten gradual entry in September is not available, regular monthly fees apply
*We are unable to provide full day child care on September 8 and 9, and can only offer before and after school care on Sept 10 and 11 from 7:30-9 and 3-6:00
Non-Instructional Days: 3: Sept 25 (Flexible). Oct 23, Nov. 27
All programs will be closed on Friday, June 25th for summer preparations.
Here is our full fee policy and schedule for September – December 2020.
Please E-Transfer fees, or make cheques payable to Spare Time Clubhouse.
Not included in Monthly Fee:
Winter and Spring Breaks are not included in monthly rates. Payment is IN ADDITION TO regular monthly fees.
Winter Break (Register Daily):
Mon. Dec. 21, Tues. 22, Wed. 23, Thurs. Dec. 24
Tues. Dec. 29, Wed. Dec. 30, Thurs. Dec. 31
Additional fee is $56.00 per day. Families receiving ACCB please see Centre Supervisor for additional fee amount.
Please visit Winter Break program for more detailed information.
Spring Break (Register Weekly):
Week 1: Monday March 15 – Friday March 19, Fee: $TBA
Week 2: Monday March 22 – Friday March 26, Fee: $TBA
Families receiving ACCB please see Centre Supervisor for additional fee amount.
Please visit Spring Break program for more detailed information.
An Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) is available for those who qualify from the Ministry Of Children and Family Development. There will be additional fees for district closure days, winter break and spring break.
The Spare Time staff are available to support homework between 3:30 – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday (Friday being an option.) It is the children’s responsibility to bring and complete their own homework. Our scheduled programs start at 4:00 p.m. Leaders that are not in the Homework Club have the opportunity to play quiet games or read.
Leaders & Loungers Clubs
The Leaders & Loungers Club programs developed for Grades 3 to 7 focus on skill learning, knowledge building, personal responsibility and increased independence.
Goals for a Leader & Loungers:
- Be ready to have fun.
- Be responsible for your actions.
- Be respectful to others; verbal and physical abuse are not tolerated.
- Be accountable for where you are and what you do.
Each day, children at Spare Time may choose from a selection of programs and activities. In addition to the daily programmed activity, they have the opportunity to learn to play a variety of board games, expand their creativity through arts & crafts, have quiet time in the library area, play different sports, have access to computers and participate in Homework Club.
We prepare delicious and nutritious snacks daily which are served shortly after school. Snacks include a combination of veggies, fruits, baked goods, soup, deli wraps, pizzas and salads.
Gym & Outdoor Activities
The children have daily access to the gym or outdoors to foster an active, healthy lifestyle. Hockey, basketball, baseball, table tennis, ice skating, co-operative games and challenges are some of the activities we do for fun, teamwork and skills development. With direct access to the school’s beautiful playground, we also play there regularly during free time.
Spare Time Clubhouse
* Temporary Location:South Hill Swing Site 5977 Prince Albert Street Vancouver, BC V5W 3E2
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The Centre Supervisor will confirm if there is a space for your child, then you will be asked to fill out and submit your forms electronically.