Stop by our child friendly office — there is a play area for the children — and find out how the Child Care Resource and Referral Program can support you. Providing service to the Sunshine Coast from Port Mellon to Egmont.

For Families

Families can get information on choosing quality child care, referrals to child care that best suits their needs, assistance with child care subsidy applications, workshops and access to a lending library of toys, books and parenting information.

For Child Care Providers

Services to child care providers include referrals to families, information, consultation services, professional development and networking opportunities, and a lending library of toys and resources.

What you can expect from the program

Families can expect:

  • Toy and resource lending library
  • Child care referrals for children from birth to 12 years
  • Affordable Child Care Benefit information and assistance
  • Resources to guide you through the process of selecting a child care providers
  • Information on community resources for children and families
  • Art supplies at great prices
  • Equipment rentals

Child care providers can expect:

  • Child care referrals
  • License-Not-Required child care registration
  • Directory and website listing
  • Newsletters
  • Workshops / Conferences
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to the Lending Library
  • Assistance in developing policies and procedures
  • Support and consultations
  • Art supplies at great prices
  • Laminating and photocopying services

A quality child care program has...

  • A clean, comfortable, and healthy environment
  • Warm and friendly caregivers
  • Indoor and outdoor play
  • A variety of stimulating and age-appropriate activities
  • Positive behavior guidance
  • Practices that promote children’s self-esteem and independence
  • A daily routine

Quality child care promotes positive social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Quality child care meets the needs of your child and your family. Take the time to visit several child care programs to meet caregivers. This will help you learn what is best for you and for your child.

The more you know about the various child care choices that may be available, the better able you will be to find a child care arrangement that meets your family’s needs.

How you can take part

Membership information

Anyone can become a member of the Child Care Resource & Referral Program and have access to a variety of resources including the lending library and a public access computer.

Membership is free for everybody!

Rental service

We have items for rent to anyone residing on the lower Sunshine Coast. Rental items are perfect for your visitors.

Rent a car seat, stroller or highchair. We also have toys and activity boxes to entertain your small guests.

The Child Care Resource and Referral Program in funded by the Province of BC.

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Program Contact Information


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm          

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday evening: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

(closed for lunch 12-1 during daytime hours)

The Family Place
5520 Trail Avenue, Sechelt V0N 3A0

Tel: 604-885-5657

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Monday 3:00pm – 7:00pm,

Thursday and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
(closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch)

St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church
659 North Road, Gibsons V0N 1A9

Tel: 604-886-3103

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