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Frequently Asked Questions

Before you send us a message, see if we’ve got you covered below!

Adventure Daycare programs offer care for ages 30 months to school age (Kindergarten), with not more than 2 children younger than 36 months old in a single group, and we are licensed for a group max. 20 children by Island Health.

Staff qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate (approximately 500 hours of training)
  • Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate (completed one early childhood education course)

Child-to-staff ratio:

  • 1 to 8 children: 1 Early Childhood Educator
  • 9 to 16 children: 1 Early Childhood Educator and 1 Early Childhood Educator Assistant
  • 17 to 25 children: 1 Early Childhood Educator and 2 Early Childhood Educator Assistants

Adventure Daycare staff also have the Child Care First Aid certificate Certificates and a clean Criminal record check.

Unlicensed After school program is for children ages 5 to 9.

New center set to open September 2023! This center will accept ages 6 months to 12 years. Please register your family on the Cumberland registration link.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. We provide full-day care for  preschoolers. We also provide unlicensed after-school care for children who are enrolled in Kindergarten through 9 years of age.

Yes for our unlicensed After School Program only

 Lunches and snacks are made with love and provided from home. Please keep these things into consideration: 

  • No candy, chips or fast food will be allowed. 
  • To minimize ecological impact, please recycle food packaging at home. We suggest having things peeled, cut or started as our staff are busy helping other children as well and your child doesn’t fall behind with their lunch. To be more Earth friendly please bring lunches in reusable containers, bento boxes, beeswax wraps – no plastic please. 
  • Please bring a water bottle – no juice or sugary drinks. Smoothies and milk are ok. 


**Courtenay location is a Nut free facility and Cumberland location is an egg free facility.

Registering your Child (ren)

Adventure Daycare participates in the Fee Reduction Program and Affordable Child Care Benefit. The fees below are after the province’s reduction.

Cumberland and Courtenay Daycare

 5 days/week4 days/week3 days/week2 days/week
Total Fees$325$252$189$126

Unlicensed After School Program

Check if the registration period is open – Click this link!

When the registration period is open, we have a registration waiting list.

The registration process will require the following: Contact information, Health and Immunization form, Immunization Record for all children being enrolled, and Authorization for Emergency Medical Care. If your child requires medication, you will also need the Authorization for Dispensing Medication form.

Your Child's Comfort

Yes, your child can bring his/her favorite blanket to school, however their favorite toy should be left at home to prevent damage or loss of the item. We offer “show and tell” events where children can share items with their classmates.

Yes! All children have their own cubby for their items located in each of the classrooms.

To ensure the children stay healthy, we require that children do not attend school until they are fever-free for 24-hours – this helps keep your child and their classmates healthy.

Safety and Security

#1 priority is the safety of children in our care including monthly fire, earthquake and playground emergency drills.

When severe weather can become a safety concern for the children and staff, Adventure Daycare will mostly base their decision made by School District 71 on whether to remain open or closed. Do check the radio stations or SD71 website. The Program Manager will send out an email notifying all the parents what decision we have made.


Yes! We are committed to making quality child care accessible to everyone. 

We accept most major credit cards, cheques, and e-transfers for payments.