SURREY– New Democrat MLA Jinny Sims says families in Surrey will save money on child care as more local child care sites become $10 a Day ChildCareBC sites where fees are capped at a maximum of $200 a month per child.
“$10 a Day childcare makes a huge difference for parents, and I’m so excited that more families will benefit from it thanks to these new spaces,” said Surrey Panorama MLA Jinny Sims. “Affordable childcare is especially vital for fast-growing communities like Surrey”.
The following child care sites in Surrey are becoming $10 a Day ChildCareBC sites, which means a total of 210 child care spaces will have fees dramatically reduced for parents:
- Crescent Beach Tiny “Y”, 24 spaces
- Young Climbers Childcare, 108 Spaces
- A Place to Grow Childcare Centre, 47 Spaces
- Hub Daycare at Oak Avenue, 31 Spaces
Spaces in the $10 a Day ChildCareBC program reduce the average cost of child care from $1,000 a month at participating facilities (for full-time, centre-based infant care) to $200 a month, saving families approximately $800 a month per child on average. The newly approved $10-a-day spaces are being offered at 61 child care centres throughout B.C., bringing the total number of $10 a Day spaces in B.C. to nearly 11,000.
In addition to these spaces, the Province, with federal funding support, is helping approximately 69,000 families with the cost of child care at centres that are not part of the $10-a-day program through child care fee reductions of up to $550 more per month per child. These savings, which kicked in on Dec. 1, 2022, are in addition to the $350 per month per child that families have been saving through the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative since 2018.
For more information on the $10 a Day ChildCareBC sites and spaces: www.gov.bc.ca/childcare10aDaysites