Childcare in the Burnaby School District

As a district, we have made space available in our schools and on our properties for service providers to offer high quality childcare programs for over 35 years.

In September 2019, in its new strategic plan, the Burnaby Board of Education deepened its long-standing commitment to supporting families with childcare when trustees set an objective to increase the number of spaces available on our properties. After a period of extensive consultation with parent groups, childcare providers, and other stakeholders, the District released its plan to partner with the Province of BC and City of Burnaby to increase childcare spaces on school properties by 60% with the following childcare providers at these eight locations:

  • 23 spaces at Burnaby North Secondary Puddle Splashers
  • 67 spaces at Cascade Heights Elementary YMCA
  • 103 spaces at Marian Learning Resource Centre SFU Childcare Society
  • 78 spaces at Marlborough Elementary Burnaby Neighborhood House
  • 18 spaces at Rosser Elementary Lower Mainland Purpose Society
  • 67 spaces at Stride Avenue Community School Burnaby Neighborhood House
  • 54 spaces at Suncrest Elementary Burnaby Neighborhood House
  • 91 spaces at Westridge Elementary Puddle Splashers

Latest Updates

  • Currently, the City of Burnaby and School District are working to install modular childcare facilities at Capitol Hill and Montecito Elementary schools.
  • In May 2019 the district initiated a Request for Proposal process to find local non-profit childcare providers to operate group childcare (3-5 years) at each centre. We are pleased to announce that the Capitol Hill site was awarded to Lower Mainland Purpose Society and the Montecito site was awarded to Burnaby Family Life. These childcare providers will be responsible for the enrollment process for each centre. It is expected that these centres will open in Fall 2020.


Childcare Request for Proposal Process

There are currently no active Childcare Request for Proposals.

Active Request For Proposals (RFP) are posted on

For more information about the RFP process, please email


Additional Information

Supporting Families: Report Proposes Adding Childcare Spots in the District

Project Definition Report: Before and After School Childcare

Read our frequently asked questions about the report and childcare in the District

Learn About How a School Expansion Also Supports Childcare

Licensed Preschool and Out-of-School Care in Burnaby Schools



For information about available childcare space in Burnaby schools, please contact the childcare provider directly.

May 2020