The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island believes that exercising is a part of healthy living; however it can be hard to find time to stay fit when you are caring for young children. We can help! Our Playcare services support you while you participate in a group fitness class or while you engage in your individual workout program.

Childminding Regulations

  • Parents must remain in the facility while their child is in a Childminding Program.
  • 1.5 hour maximum stay per child per day (only one visit permitted per day).
  • This service is for members only and their own children.

Childminding Safety

  • All staff are trained in emergency procedures.
  • Staff hold current certifications in First Aid.
  • Recommended caregiver-to-child ratios are based on children’s needs to ensure quality care at all times.
  • We clean all rooms and equipment regularly.
  • Parents are welcome to stay with their children until they are comfortable.
  • Should the need arise, staff will locate parents in the facility.
  • Due to ratio requirements infant (0 months-1 year) spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In consideration of those with allergies, all food must be consumed outside of the childminding spaces with the exception of Infant bottles. Playcare rooms are nut-free.


Included in Family or Child Membership (some limitations with Basic Membership)


For dates and times of childminding programs click here.