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Ages newborn to 11 years


The Kids Den, a drop-in babysitting service, provides a fun and safe place for your child to be active while you enjoy the recreation facility.

We provide a range of activities including puzzles, books, crafts, painting, colouring, games, music, songs and an array of physical activity.

Child minding is available for up to 2.5 hours for patrons of the facility. You must remain in the facility while your child is in the Kids Den, and cell phone contact is required.

Register

Parents/caregivers are required to complete a registration form prior to the child(s) first visit. Registration forms are also available at the facility, in the Kids Den (child minding) room. Registration forms that are filled out online apply to all Kids Den locations. You must submit a completed registration form once a year.

Register Online

Register your child for admission to the Kids Den. Your registration will apply for all Kids Den locations.

Hours : All Locations

Monday 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday 8:30am-8pm
Wednesday 8:30am-8pm
Thursday 8:30am-8pm
Friday 8:30am-4pm
Saturday 8:30am-3pm
Sunday Closed

Closed on all holidays. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Membership Benefits

Kids Den child minding services are included with your child or family annual, monthly, or continuous monthly membership! 

Your Facility Plus Child or Family Membership will give you access to the Kids Den at Commonwealth and Kinsmen.

Your All Facility Child or Family Membership will give you access to all Kids Den locations (Clareview, The Meadows, Commonwealth, Terwillegar, and Kinsmen).

See Admission and Memberships and Exclusive Membership Benefits.

Non-member Rates

Rate Types Fee Ages
Drop-In Fee

$7.75 for 1 hour & 15 minutes
$1.55 for each additional 15 minutes
(up to a maximum of 2 hours & 30 minutes)

0-11 years
Multi-Minutes Pass: 6 hours & 15 minutes $38.75 for a 5 punch pass of 1 hour & 15 minute increments 0-11 years
Multi-Minutes Pass: 5 hours $31 for a 20 punch pass of 15 minute increments 0-11 years
Monthly Tot's Pass*
(Effective Sept 1, 2018)
$43 0-23 months

*Tots (0-23 months) with a valid pass receive unlimited visits to the Kids
Den pending internal capacity, with a maximum of 2.5 hours per visit. This
pass is usable at all Kids Den locations and Indoor Playgrounds. (The
Monthly Tot’s Pass is rec centre specific and does not include JJNC.)

All rates are subject to change without notice. Contact 311 for more information.

Child-to-Staff Ratio

The Kids Den follows the guidelines set forth by the Alberta Government for drop-in daycare centres. These ratios are:

Age Range Ratio
Newborn to 11 months 3:1
12 months to 18 months old 4:1
19 months old to 3 years old 6:1
3 - 4 yrs 8:1
4 years and up 12:1

The staff reserve the right to limit the number of children to maintain child-to-staff ratios and safety in the room.

General Guidelines

  • When entering the Kids Den, please wash your hands before you sign your child in and out.
  • If your child is feeling ill, please keep them at home.
  • For safety reasons, parent/guardians are required to stay within the recreation facility while their child is using Kids Den. Cell phone contact is required.
  • Please label all belongings with your family name.

What You Should Bring

  • Diapers (if required), tissues and wipes, and a spare change of clothes - children who are not yet toilet trained must come with spare diapers.
  • Indoor shoes and socks - indoor footwear is mandatory for safety purposes (including socks for indoor playground use).
  • A healthy beverage and snack (no nut products, popcorn or chewing gum please. We are a nut free environment.)

Kids Den Locations

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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