Location

We are conveniently located on a quiet residential street close to the Quadra Tolmie intersection. Ample, free car and bicycle parking make pick up and drop off times safe and easy. Bus routes within walking distance include the #6 Quadra, #25 Maplewood, #17 Cedar Hill and #8 Interurban/Tillicum Mall/Oak Bay.

Fees

Fees effective since July 1, 2020

A non-refundable registration fee of $30 is due upon entrance to our program. We do not charge waitlist fees. All fees are due on the 1st of each month and may be paid by cash, post-dated cheque or etransfer.

We are very happy to have been accepted into the Government of BC's Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative program and to be able to offer the following reduced rates:

Daycare: 7:30–5:00 pm

  • Full time, 30–36 months old: $575 per month
  • Full time, 3–5 years old: $775 per month
  • 5 half days a week, 3–5 years old: $390 per month

    Preschool: 8:30–11:30 am

    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3 classes per week): $225 per month
    • Tuesday, Thursday (2 classes per week): $180 per month

    We will be happy to assist you in completing child care subsidy forms and applications. We encourage all parents to check into the BC Affordable Child Care Benefit program, as more financial help is available to young families than ever before.

    Immunization

    We strongly recommend that all parents ensure their children's immunizations are up-to-date before entering childcare. Please see ImmunizeBCOutside link for more information on current requirements for each age group.

    Facebook Group Page

    For a virtual peek into our program activities, aims and spaces please do check out the Parkdale Facebook Group page.

    Earthquake Procedures

    In the event of an actual earthquake, these procedures will be followed. In addition, parents will be notified as soon as possible.

    When the ground stops shaking

    Wait for 60 seconds, then evacuate the building as quickly as possible. Once outside, staff will give first aid to children that are in need of immediate treatment. Other staff members will take attendance to see if there are any children or adults left in the building. If needed, an educator will re-enter the building to rescue trapped or seriously injured children/staff.

    When evacuating

    The following will be taken:

    • Medicines and first aid kits
    • Emergency back pack with children’s identification papers
    • Cell phone
    • Flashlight, radio, batteries
    • Important papers/contacts
    • Water, food, sheets/blankets
    • The children's emergency 'Comfort Kits' as supplied by parents upon entrance to our programs

    Preplanned evacuation sites

    In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation from the building, the children will be taken to Jackson Park (across the street) to wait for immediate pick up. Should this site prove inappropriate for the needs of the children the educators will bring them to our secondary evacuation site at Quadra School.

    A message will be posted in clear view stating where the children can be found.