Creatively Crafted Childcare
We are a Childcare Centre based in Richmond, BC. We currently have a before & after school care program located inside of Quilchena Elementary School. We provide care to school aged children during the school year and also offer summer programs to the students at Quilchena Elementary but also to the greater Richmond community. We are a play based program that loves being outdoors! We provide learning opportunities, have a huge focus on being creative and we just love having a ton of fun!
In Business Since 2017
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Premier's People's Choice
My name is Jessy Bal, Owner and Proprietor of Creatively Crafted Childcare in Richmond, BC. I first started in childcare while working in the cruise ship industry over 26 years ago. Childcare activities should always be educational, engaging and inclusive, but in the hospitality/tourism industry it's especially important to provide as much fun and variety as possible — and this mindset remained with me once I transitioned my career to after-school care. After getting my Early Childhood Educators degree, and 16 years working for other providers, I opened my own business servicing Quilchena Elementary School in September 2017. As a full time single mother myself, I understand the role that good childcare plays in family life — not only for the children but for the peace of mind and overall mental health of parents. When parents feel assured that their children are well cared while they're at work, they're able to better focus on their jobs, which in turn helps them perform better — and which ultimately provides more security and opportunities for their children. It's a responsibility I've always taken extremely seriously, which is why I'm delighted and thankful beyond words that someone would take the time to nominate me for this award. If Creatively Crafted Childcare is chosen to receive this prize, I plan to use the prize money to expand our summer program offerings. Field trips are both fun and enriching, yet they aren't financially feasible for a program our size as they require expensive bus charters. This prize money would allow us to offer one or two of these valuable excursions for our students over the summer without having to ask parents to pay an exorbitant surcharge. Thank you so much for your consideration.