Our Kids & Company Bedford centre is one of the largest child care centres in Atlantic Canada and is conveniently located at the top of Larry Uteck behind the CIBC building. We are one of the biggest Kids & Company centres with 10 classrooms that can accommodate up to 176 children ranging from infants to school age. Our centre has spacious rooms, high ceilings, and large windows which help to create a fresh and warm learning environment. We also have a massive outdoor playground where our children love to run, play, and practice their Munchkinetics physical activity program. We have an amazing group of teachers who work hard to bring out the best in each and every child. Did you know we have camp programs for school-age kids? Sign up for a day, a few days, a week or the entire summer and let them explore their communities, stretch their minds and build lasting friendships! Find out more here.
We have free parking out front of the building in the parking lot.
Meet The Director
My name is Kelly Richards and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Bedford centre. I am a recipient of diploma from St. Joseph’s College of Early Childhood Education and have been in the child care field for over 15 years. To let you know a bit about myself, I was fortunate enough to marry my high school sweetheart Gary! We have been married for 20 years now and have 2 lovely children, Jaedon and Leah. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, having coffee with my friends and reading a good book in the sun. Even though I am an adult, I still love colouring and find it very relaxing! At Bedford, I love the diversity of our families and the strong sense of community. All of our families and teachers know each other so well and it never ceases to make me smile! Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Bedford centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child!
At Kids & Company, we work with your family to ensure that the transition is a smooth one. Before your child’s first day, we’ll provide information on what to expect. We’ll create an integration schedule that is right for your child and every day that your child is in the classroom, you’ll receive a daily report that lets you know how your child’s day was. You’ll also be able to see him or her on our in classroom web cameras. The Centre Director will even send you an email before the end of the day if your child has a special “wow” moment that day.
Toddlers learn best in the context of relationships within small groups. There are fewer distractions and children’s activities are more focused. In Kids & Company toddler classrooms, our small groups allow very young children to make connections, form caring relationships, and learn to understand other children.
All two-year-olds examine everything they see, hear, feel and observe in an attempt to make sense of the world around them. In our preschool programs, Kids & Company teachers interact, observe and interpret the interests of preschool students to encourage further discoveries by planning activities and investigations that expand your child’s learning.
Kids & Company runs comprehensive kindergarten programs designed for children who are 4 or 5 years old (junior and senior kindergarten age) to prepare them for Grade 1. Using emergent curriculum techniques to adapt to the children’s’ interests and skills, we set a foundation of early literacy, numeracy, artistry, and the construction of relationships and ideas. Kindergarten programs are integrated into full-time child care to provide convenience and continuity.
Select Kids & Company locations offer school age programming for children ages 6-12 (Grades 1 – 6). Whether you have a younger child attending a Kids & Company location and you’d like the convenience of picking up your children in the same location or you’d like a program that’s run by trusted educators, Kids & Company school age programs may be right for your child.
Kids & Company offers school-age adventures during school breaks and summer for children 6-12, with select centres offering support during online schooling. We meet each morning at your chosen centre and then undertake daily adventures on-site. We plan themes and outings that are designed to stimulate and excite in a setting that is safe, social and fun. Children who join us for a day, a week or a summer create important friendships and exercise their minds and bodies.
For the time being, our in-centre birthday party and other live events will temporarily not be available. If you require any information on future bookings or have any questions, please reach firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you make children’s birthday parties a piece of cake? Just invite Kids & Company! Most Kids & Company child care centres are now available for kids birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays. All you need to do is bring the children – we’ll do everything else!