We book up fast! Reservations strongly recommended.

  • Open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Online reservations must be made 2 days in advance
BC Small World Nursery

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Childcare & Nursery

Let our professional care givers provide your kids with a great vacation while you enjoy your day skiing and relaxing.

From infants to big kids our three age groups are designed to meet the needs of each child. Each classroom is packed with toys and activities to entertain your child. We provide the care the attention and food. You provide diapers, bottles, specialty foods, and any comfort item your child may need. Operated by Vail Resorts, the Small World Play School meets or exceeds the standards set by the Colorado Department of Human Services for ski area child care facilities.

Infant room:  2 months – 15 months. 1:3 Ratio(max)
You provide us with your babies schedule, and we will do our very best to keep them on schedule, happy, safe and fed.  If for any reason we are having any problems with any of these we will promptly contact you to let you know.  Please provide diapers, bottles, formula, and jar or food packets.  For infants eating table foods food may be provided.

Toddler room:  16 months – 29 months 1:5 ratio (max)
Our fun colorful playroom packed with toys will keep your toddler stimulated and having fun throughout the day.  You can relax while your toddler plays, eats, naps, and meets new friends.   Please send, diapers, comfort items, and any specialty food.

Preschool room:  30 months – 6 years 1:8 Ratio (max)
Our Toy filled preschool room has been described by previous visitors as having a ridiculous amount of toys and fun.  Your kids will enjoy arts and crafts, circle time, outside play and gondola ride, lunch, snacks, Rest, nap(or movie time on our giant movie screen), and of course free play time with all of those toys.  Please send winter clothing, diapers, change of clothes, comfort items, and any special foods.

We are a NUT FREE facility


  • Open daily
  • Full Day 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $170
  • ½ day 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   $137

Children 16 months - 29 months must be dropped off by 11 a.m..

(970) 754-5325 All Cancellations must be made by calling us directly.

Activities are determined by day of the week and weather

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended, REQUIRED for 2 months - 17 months.


Our Child Care Centers offer a fun environment where your child can play during your stay. Children are grouped according to age, as well as development. Our experienced staff will provide fun activities, projects and play options daily. Children are encouraged to participate but never forced.

Food & Naps
Our classrooms are peanut-free and all of our programs include lunches, snacks, and juice or milk for children over 12 months. Sippy cups are also provided by the center. If your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please bring a nut-free lunch and snack for your child. For naptime, we provide blankets for the children as well as cots, cribs, or mats depending on the classroom.

Ratios and Age Groups:

Infant Room (2-15 months)
With a child-to-staff ratio of 3-to-1, your little treasure gets plenty of TLC. Parents must provide disposable diapers, food, and bottles for the day. Staff members are able to follow each child's daily schedule.

Toddler Room (16-29 months)
For your toddler, we offer enriching activities that build motor skills and encourage creativity.  A 5-to-1 child-to-staff ratio ensures personal attention for your budding artist or athlete. Naptime, outside time, a hot lunch, and two snacks are provided.

Preschool Room (30 months-6 years)
Socially and developmentally, preschoolers thrive in music, art, and outdoor play programs geared toward their emerging interests. The child-to-staff ratio is 8-to-1. Quiet time with a video, outside time, a hot lunch, and two snacks are provided.

The Small World Nursery at Beaver Creek  accommodates children ages 2 months to 6 years old.  Our qualified staff members provide a program of appropriate and fun-filled activities and projects throughout the day.

Please note that outside playtime may vary depending on weather conditions and nap schedules. 

Program Rates & Hours:

Length: Child Care Times: Regular & Holiday Rates:
Full Day 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $170*
Half Day 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  $137*

* This price is subject to availability. On-line reservations must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Spaces are limited and reservations are highly recommended for all children.

Full Day

  • Hot lunch and two snacks provided for toddler and preschool
  • Water, milk and apple juice provided
  • Nap/Rest time, depending on age group
  • Outside time weather permitting (ages 30 months - 6 years)


  • Lunch and morning snack included
  • No nap

Contact Information:

(970) 754-5325

A full 48-hour cancellation or change notice is required prior to the first day of the reservation. Cancellations made within 48 hours will incur a $50 cancellation/processing fee. All cancellations made after 8:30AM same day of reservation, in addition to any NO CALL/NO SHOWS will be charged one full day and remainder of the reservation may be cancelled. Your reservation holds your child’s space until 10:00AM.

If your child had a fever, diarrhea, or vomited in the past 24 hours prior to your reservation start date they may not attend the nursery.


  • The child does not feel well enough to participate comfortably in usual activities (such as; extreme signs of tiredness, unexplained irritability or persistent crying).
  • The child requires more care than program staff is able to provide, without effecting the health and safety of the other children.
  • The illness is on the list of symptoms or illnesss which exclusion is recommended (posted in nursery lobby).

All children have assigned cubbies and hooks; nursery staff will label belongings as they are being used throughout the day. Guests are highly encouraged to label all belongings brought to the nursery in advance to expedite drop off and pick up processes.

What to bring:

  • Change of clothes
  • Diapers/Pull Ups
  • Wipes if specific kind needed
  • All outdoor snow gear (jackets, hats, gloves, snow pants, boots, etc)
  • Indoor shoes (optional)
  • Food if own preferred; all food must be completely NUT FREE, as we are a NUT FREE facility. Food containing or from a factory where nuts are used will be thrown away immediately, guests will not be reimbursed.
  • Comfort Items such as blankets, pacifiers, stuffed animals, etc. Parents should be aware that we are not responsible for broken or misplaced toys/items brought to playschool
  • Sippy cups (optional); we do provide sippy cups and cups with lids

Infant Room, parents MUST provide:

  • Bottles
  • Formula/Breast Milk
  • Baby food
  • Snacks
  • Diapers
  • Diaper rash ointment if necessary
  • TOPICAL teething medications if necessary
  • SWN staff will only administer TOPICAL medication, when DETAILED instructions are provided and approved by Manager or Supervisor.