Licensed Occasional Childcare

With ESFP’s Licensed Occasional Childcare, you will have peace of mind knowing your child is cared for by an early childhood education professional. And your child will enjoy all the benefits of the Drop-In program’s preschool activities: age-appropriate toys, arts & crafts, early-learning supports, healthy snack, circle time and a chance to socialize with other children. Licensed Occasional Childcare can provide you with a much-needed break or provide you with an opportunity to focus on other responsibilities.

  • Licensed Occasional Childcare is for children aged 18 months to early 6 years.
  • Available mornings Monday through Friday – 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Hourly service charge is offered on a sliding scale from $7.00 to $8.00 per hour. For sibling add 50%.
  • Children must be preregistered.
  • A gradual entry process allows children to become comfortable and secure.
  • All childcare is booked in advance and subject to availability.
  • Maximum 4 children at any one time.
  • You may use this childcare service up to 3 times per week.

If you would like to register your child for this service, please download the following three Vancouver Coastal Health preregistration forms: 1) Van Coastal Health Child Care Facility Registartion Form; 2) VCH-immunization-form child care facility; 3) VCH Consent Form Childcare Facility

Please also read Eastside Family Place’s Licensed Occasional Childcare Guidelines

If you would like to book a childminding session or if you would like further information about this service, please e-mail Gisele McClain @ or call her @ 604-251-1018.

My child loves the staff, they are family to her. When I leave her here I know she is going to have fun and all her needs will be met. I am very grateful for this service.”

Licensed Occasional Childcare parent
Young girl with wooden puzzles.