Before and After School Care class

Learn about before and after school care for your child.

Learn about the City of Surrey's Licensed Before and After School Care program and register your child aged 5 to 13. Guided by experienced and passionate leaders, the program is designed to keep children safe and engaged in a variety of activities while learning and growing to their full potential. 

Before and After School Parent Handbook

2024/25 registration is open

All sites are near capacity or full. To register or join the waitlist, email the location you are interested in.

Location & email Community

AHP Matthew Elementary
For new families only

Boundary Park Elementary

Cloverdale Ballpark/George Greenaway

David Brankin Elementary
Edgewood Elementary
South Surrey

Ellendale Elementary


Maddaugh Elementary


Martha Currie Elementary


Woodward Hill Elementary



  • Before School: 7am to first bell
  • After School: from dismissal to 6pm

After School Care start times adjust on school early dismissal days. Program is not offered on SD36 Non-Instructional Days or school holiday closures.


Before school care

  • Kindergarten students: $0.80 per day
  • Grade 1 to 7 students: $5.93 per day

After school care

  • Kindergarten students: $12.10 per day
  • Grade 1 to 7 students: $17.22 per day

Affordable options

  • As a licensed program, parents may apply for the Affordable Child Care Benefit to help reduce costs.
  • Non-equalized monthly payment plans available. Funds are deducted on the first of each month.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Automatic Debit Withdrawal.

Children requiring support

If your child has a disability and currently requires/receives EA support to participate in school please contact our Accessibility and Inclusion Team prior to registering. Accessibility and Inclusion cannot guarantee support will be provided.

Accessibility and Inclusion

  • Phone: 604-502-6325
  • Email:

Important information

  • Child(ren) must be registered and attending the school for which the program is being offered. Registration at more than one site is not permitted and may result in the cancellation of your registration.
  • Families may choose up to five days per week of Before and/or After school care during the school year. Days are non-transferable and the chosen day(s) will be scheduled and charged for the duration of the program. (i.e. if your child is registered for Mondays and Wednesdays, registration will be scheduled for every Monday and Wednesday throughout the school year). 
  • Refunds are not given if your child does not attend the program. The Before and After School Care program cannot accommodate drop in, flexible care or weekly changes.

Frequently asked questions

Can my child go to more than one location?


Is there a price break if I register both my kids together?

No. The price is per child. 

What activities will my child be doing?

Children will enjoy crafts, board games, active play, time to do homework, read and have snacks. 

What important skills do children learn?

Children learn social and emotional learning within a responsive curriculum based on the child's interest. 

Are leaders certified?

All leaders are certified in both first aid and High Five which is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport, built on the principles of healthy child development. 

What do I need before my child starts Before and After School Care?

We ask that all forms are completed and returned prior to the first day of the program. For information on where to drop off your packages, please contact your Before and After School Care supervisor or the Call Centre  at 604-501-5100.

My child is new to Before and After School Care. Can I stay to help transition them into the program?

Yes, of course! Sometimes a new environment can be scary. Each child has a different way of dealing with separation. To ensure a healthy attachment, your presence may be required. A parent is welcome to stay and make the transition positive for everyone.

What does my child need to bring to Before and After School Care?

Please ensure your child is bringing a healthy snack and a water bottle for Before School Care, and another healthy snack for After School Care. 

Do I have to notify someone if my child will not be coming to Before and After School Care for the day?

Yes. If your child is unable to fully participate in the program due to illness, parents/guardians are asked to keep children at home. A Health and Illness Policy and Procedure is in place to maintain the health and safety of all children. Please notify the program instructors if your child has an illness, will be late or absent, or picked up early on a particular day.

Will my child play outside?

Yes. All licensed child care programs in the province of BC must ensure children have daily access to outdoor play. In the City of Surrey our Active Play Policy mandates a minimum of 30 minutes of outdoor play per day, rain or shine. These outdoor play times vary depending on the length of the program. In extreme weather conditions (thunder and lightning, high winds, temperatures below -20°C or above +30°C) indoor active play may be an alternative.

With our Active Play Policy in mind, please ensure your child has appropriate clothes and protection for the weather (for example: sunscreen, rain jacket, hat, boots, gloves, etc.).

When children are dressed properly the barrier of discomfort is removed, allowing everyone to freely enjoy the outdoor experience.

Does the Before and After School Care Program go on field trips?

No; however, the Before and After School Care program may choose to leave the facility to go to a nearby park or sports field. In such a circumstance, a notice will be posted at the program door in order to inform the authorized pick-up person as to when the program is expected back at the facility.

What if I need to withdraw my child from the Before and After School Care Program?

Please call the program supervisor directly to request any changes or adjustments to your child’s upcoming Before and After School Care registration. Program supervisors can be contacted by reaching out to your local recreation centre nearest your Before and After School Care site or through the Call Centre at 604-501-5100. 

My payment and/or contact information has changes – who should I contact?

If your address, phone number, email address or payment information has changed, please contact the Call Centre at 604-501-5100, and ensure that you have updated your child’s participant package of forms with the program instructors.