General Information

rbKids is the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Child Care Program. This program was developed as part of Ritchie Bros. relocation to its beautiful new Burnaby headquarters in the summer of 2009. We provide very high quality early learning and child care experiences for all of the children and families who participate in our program. We offer:

  • Infant-Toddler Child Care
  • Preschool Kindergarten Child Care
  • Summer Day Camp Programming

We are located at:

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, 9500 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC V5J 0C6. All visitors to the facility must report to the main reception to sign in and receive a visitor pass. Once signed in the child care office will be notified of your arrival. All meetings must be prebooked as we do not conduct drop in tours of the facility. Here is a link with directions to the main RBA building, where the child care is located.

If you are interested in applying for a space in our program please click on either of the links below:

Children of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Employees
  • Children of RBA employees may attend a minimum of 2 consecutive days per week through to full time – as space permits. Please note we do not offer mid week 2 or 3 day spaces.
Children from the Community
  • We only accept children from the community on a full time basis. On occasion, we may offer part-time care or short term care for children from the community for one to four months at a time. Access to short term child care DOES NOT guarantee ongoing space availability.

The program is responsive to the individual needs of the children and families that it serves. Qualified, experienced educators ensure that the physical, emotional and social development of each child is supported through the provision of an environment that truly respects the needs of young children.

Philosophy

We are a combined philosophy (Montessori, Reggio & Traditional ECE) corporate child care facility. Our state of the art facility and care team offer a child centered, nurturing environment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children.

The program is responsive to the individual needs of the children and families that it serves. Qualified, experienced educators ensure that the physical, emotional and social development of each child is supported through the provision of an environment that truly respects the needs of young children.

rbKids:

  • Recognizes the importance of the early years
  • Offers the best of the best in early learning and care
  • Encourages independence from the beginning
  • Shares, cares, communicates and celebrates diversity
  • Supports early learning through play, creative exploration and enhanced educational opportunities

Montessori:

The Montessori method provides a stimulating environment, which helps to prepare the child for future learning and living. The Montessori environment provides a balance of individual and group work, challenge and support, free choice and appropriate limits, independence and collaboration. It takes the whole child into consideration and helps the child move towards a real joy of learning and living.

Reggio:

The Reggio Emilia Philosophy is an approach to teaching, learning and advocacy for children. In its most basic form, it is a way of observing what children know, are curious about and what challenges them. Teachers record these observations to reflect on developmentally appropriate ways to help children expand their academic and social potentials. Long term projects connect core academic areas in and out of the classroom.

Traditional ECE:

Is a play based learning approach. Purposeful play is developmentally appropriate and significant element of any early childhood program. The ECE philosophy emphasizes the importance of play in a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Play is a way of learning for children. During a typical preschool day there will be structured and unstructured periods