Our Kids & Company North Vancouver centre is conveniently located on Marine Drive and Mckay, just a few minutes away from the Lions Gate Bridge. We have 7 classrooms and can accommodate up to 95 children ranging from infant to school age. Our classrooms have large windows which allow for natural sunlight throughout the day, and create a warm and fresh atmosphere. Our adjoining playground provides the children with a great, safe space to play and practice their Munchkinetics physical activity program outdoors. Something else that makes our location particularly special is our preschool ski lessons in the winter months. From November to January, we visit Grouse Mountain once a week and spend the day developing skills and having tons of fun on the slopes!
There are 6 drop off & pick up parking spots in the back of the building. There is also 3 hour parking for the plaza.
Meet The Director
My name is Nina Cartwright and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company North Vancouver. I went to Capilano University to become an Early Childhood Educator. I have been working at Kids & Company since 2015! I knew after I had my first child that I wanted to have a career working with children. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, take family trips when possible and just have fun together. Some of my hobbies include; swimming, scrapbooking and watching movies. I have two children named Casey and Jadon and a wonderful partner, Chris.Each day, the Kids & Company team works diligently to provide a superior nurturing and educational early learning environment for children to play, discover and grow. We have a fantastic team of teachers who are dedicated to providing a warm learning environment for our children. Whether their day consists of guiding children through their Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy and reading), Mini-Masters (art) or Munchkinetics (movement) programs, having a quiet one-on-one moment reading a book with a child or sitting with our little ones at lunch while they eat our nutritious (and delicious!) meals from our in-house Kidco Kitchen chefs, we assure you there is never a dull moment around here!
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 out to Christie 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!