Welcome to Little Friends!
Little Friends Childcare Centre is a licensed, play based centre that provides an enriched, inclusive program for children 3 through to 5 years of age.
We are located at the corner of Steveston Hwy and No Three Road in Richmond, BC. The centre operates under the direction of the Ministry of Health, Community Care Facilities Licensing Branch, Provincial Child Care Regulations and the Supported Development program.
We believe that a professional and caring staff team is essential for quality care of children. All permanent staff members hold a current Early Childhood Educators License and a current First Aid certificate. The staff also participates in ongoing professional development activities. Our high teacher/child ratio provides children the extra attention they deserve to have all their needs met and a learning environment that helps them grow to their potential.
Registration is ongoing if space available. Registration for September 2023 has begun
We have limited spaces! , but please go to the inquiry page and leave me a request so I may contact you. Click the “inquire” . fill in the form and hit send! You will be added to the waitlist and once a space becomes available we will email you to set up a visit
Registration for a September 2023 has begun!
Children that are born in 2020 and can be accepted if born between January 2020 to September 1 2020 . Those children that are born September 1st -December 31 , 2020, will remain on the waitlist until a space for 30 -36 month of age becomes available .If you are already on our waitlist, send us a updated email letting us know if you are still interested but you will receive a email asking for your status. I will only be able to give one day to respond to our email as we will need to go down the long waitlist
Children born in 2019 : we will have limited spaces that will become available for September 2023. If you are on the waitlist, you will receive a email asking if you are still looking for space for your child
Children born in 2021. : we do have a waitlist. Children can not start to attend unless they are 30 months of age and we have limited amount of space for this age group
To make an appointment to visit please email us
We are closed the last 2 weeks of August for staff holidays and the week between Christmas and New years day
Weather Alert : if we need to close the school due to snow or any weather emergency , you will receive a email and our voicemail will also have a update .
COVID-19 Update : Children and families health is the upmost importance to us . We have our stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols . Safety protocols are always in place and continuing educating children and staffing on safe healthy practices is a priority . We have very limited spaces for September 2022 and we are holding a waitlist . Visits are by appointment only via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . No drop in will be permitted . All adults must wear a mask when at any time in Little Friends . Continue safe practices and be safe , be smart and especially be kind. The teaching staff have now been fully vaccinated for Covid19
Visiting ( by appointment only)
We hope you will visit. Children derive the most benefit when the home and school work hand in hand.
Visitors are welcome , however we would like a teacher to be available to spend time with you and answer your questions, so we ask that you call or email to set up an appointment.
As much as we would like you to join in the classroom when visiting and have your child play , at this time no one will be able to enter the classrooms unless you are fully registered in that class. Thank you for your understanding