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Fee Structure and Attendance


One session/week                                $80 / month

Two sessions/week                              $160 / month

Three sessions/week                            $240 / month


The drop-in fee is $6.00 per hour and is due on the drop-in day. Please phone ahead. Our licensing requires that a child be registered in order to attend on a drop-in basis.


Fees must be submitted at the time of registration in the form of: 1) 10 post-dated cheques dated for the first day of each month and made payable to SLELS; or 2) pre-authorized direct debit forms. The first payment will include the annual $5.00 Society membership fee and the annual$25.00 registration fee. Alternate payment arrangements can be made with the Treasurer of the Society.

Parents wishing to withdraw children from New Denver Nursery School are required to give formal written notice of withdrawal to the Board of Directors two weeks in advance. Parents agree that children shall be deemed registered at New Denver Nursery School during the two weeks following formal notice, and that the fees will be paid for these two weeks. Any remaining post-dated cheques will be returned.


Parents are responsible for having their children at the school on time and picked up promptly. If your child is to be absent or late, please notify the centre as soon as possible. (250-358-7768).

You are responsible for all scheduled time at the centre, even if your child does not attend due to illness or otherwise.

Parents or guardians are responsible for signing children in on arrival and out on departure.

Please let staff know in person if someone other than yourself will be picking up your child, as we cannot allow children to leave with unauthorized persons.


Children attending the nursery school will need to bring a piece of fruit or a vegetable to share for snack and a simple lunch. Please do not send juice or high sugar items.

Fee assistance is available for qualifying families through Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Program Structure and Activities

When children arrive, they begin outside in our playground to provide a large motor experience as well as nature exploration activities. After clean up, the children have a snack followed by activities involving small motor skills (puzzles, table toys, painting). Next, children engage in a free play time as well as an art, science or cooking activity. Following free play, children have lunch and then participate in a circle time comprised of music, fingerplays, action poems and stories.

Constructive Play Activities:

Arts and crafts, outdoor activities, organized games, and guided free play.

Social Living:

Dramatic play, puppets, interaction with peers and adults, and independence skills.


Books, stories, recordings, songs, puppets, interaction and problem solving


Experiences with songs, dance, instruments and movement.


Learning by experience, through sensory involvement with the world around us.

Field trips:

Discovery of the community through first-hand observation and interaction.

If you would like more information about our program, or a copy of our Parent Information Handbook, please email us.