Programs, fees, and hours of operation

Cariboo Child Care Society participates in the BC Provincial Government Parent Fee Reduction Initiative (FRI). Refer to the tables below to see how this affects families:

Childcare fees

Cariboo Child Care Center (daycare)

Age groupCurrent feesFRIParent portion
8 weeks –
18 months
19 months –
36 months
37 months –
5 years

Beyond the Bell (school age care)

Age groupFeesFRIParent portion
school term
Grade 1 plus
school term
Kindy – summer
holiday month
Grade 1 plus –
summer month

Other fees

*Annual administration fee$65.00
*Annual non-profit society membership per family$5.00
**Monthly non-student parent levy per family$25.00
***Non-instructional days at Beyond the Bell.$19.50
***Spring and winter break full weeks care.$97.50
Refundable deposit, per child, holds your space. Your deposit is deducted from the first month fees. If your child does not attend, the deposit is non-refundable.$150.00
A late fee per child, per portion of every 15 minutes $15.00
*Invoiced in September or when signing up for child care.
** Cariboo Child Care Center only
*** Beyond the Bell additional costs added to preceding month invoice
Rates are effective as of September 1, 2023
Fee increases usually occur annually, on September 1, in accordance with the BC Provincial Government guidelines

Hours of operation

Cariboo Child Care

Seedlings 8.00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Group care under 36 months
Marigolds 8.00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Group care under 36 months
Poppies 7.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Group care under 36 months
Sage 7.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Group care over 30 months
Juniper 7.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Group care over 30 months
Willows 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Group care over 30 months

Beyond the Bell

Term time 7.15 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Full day school closures 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Affordable Child Care Benefit

The BC Provincial Government may help with the parent portion of fees payable to child care providers. For information regarding eligibility contact the Ministry of Education and Childcare or phone 1-888-338-6622 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday)

Expression of interest in childcare

We strongly recommended that you register your interest in childcare as early as possible as the demand for care is high but places are limited. Please note that registering your interest in childcare does not guarantee you a space and we advise everyone to register with other childcare facilities as well.

Priority of care is given to on campus TRU students, then faculty and staff.

Register your interest here.