Licensed Childcare

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture offers Licensed Childcare programs to suit all needs! Whether you are interested in half-day preschool, full-day daycare, or out-of-school care, there are options for everyone.

Oak Bay Parks Recreation and Culture offers:

  • Paddington Station – a Licensed 3-5-year-old, full-day daycare.

  • Preschool Playhouse – a Licensed 3-5-year-old, half-day preschool program.

  • Two Licensed After-School Care programs, servicing Willows Elementary and Campus View Elementary.

  • One Licensed Before-School Care Program, servicing Willows Elementary.

  • Affordable childcare in alignment with the BC childcare benefit. 

  • Supported Childcare development.

Click on the + signs below to learn more about each program.

Paddington Station Licensed Daycare
About Paddington Station

Child playing at paddington stationPaddington Station Daycare is a Licensed full-day daycare for children aged three to five, which is held in a purpose-built daycare space located in the Neighbourhood Learning Centre. This program boasts a play-based learning philosophy as well as nurturing, enthusiastic, and qualified Early Childhood Educators.

Paddington Station has a maximum of 25 spaces, with a staff-to-child ratio of 1:8.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30am-5:30pm

How to Register

Registration is ongoing and a waitlist is being taken. For registration information, or to be added to the waitlist, please phone 250-370-7901 or email Paddington Station

Parent/Guardian Handbook & Staff Contacts

Parent Handbook

Contacts

Natalie Brown, Daycare Supervisor
nbrown@oakbay.ca | 250-370-7900

Childcare Benefit Information:

Erin McLean, Affordable Childcare Benefit Information
emclean@oakbay.ca | 250-370-7125

Preschool Playhouse
About Preschool Playhouse

Preschool Playhouse is a Licensed Preschool for children aged three to five, which is held in a purpose-built preschool classroom located in the beautiful Windsor Pavilion. This program boasts a play-based learning philosophy as well as nurturing, enthusiastic, and qualified Early Childhood Educators.

Preschool Playhouse has a maximum of 18 spaces, with a staff-to-child ratio of 1:9.

Hours:

Monday-Friday:  9:00am-12:00pm

How to Register

Registration packages for September 2021 are now available for download or pick-up at Henderson Recreation Centre or Preschool Playhouse.

Application Forms and Parent/Guardian Handbooks:

Note: Below are fillable PDFs - Save the file locally to your computer and open in Adobe Reader (download and install Adobe Reader if you do not have it on your computer), fill out the form in Adobe Reader and then print it out.

Preschool Playhouse Application

Preschool Playhouse Handbook (updated regularily)

More Information & Staff Contacts

Registration Enquiries
childcare@oakbay.ca |250-370-7202

Meghan Roberts, Community Recreation Programmer - Licensed Care,
mroberts@oakbay.ca  | 250-370-7902 

Childcare Benefit Information:

Erin McLean, Affordable Childcare Benefit Information
emclean@oakbay.ca | 250-370-7125

Willows Elementary School - Before and After School Licensed Care Programs
Before School Care - Willows Elementary School

Willows Elementary School students only.

Children in the Before School Care program enjoy a variety of games, crafts, and activities before being transported to school in the departmental vehicle.

Program Location:

The Neighbourhood Learning Centre, servicing Willows Elementary School only.

Program Times:

Monday- Friday – 7:30am until the morning bell.

Full-time, part-time, and drop-in rates available.

The program follows the school calendar.

The program does not operate on statutory holidays, Pro-D Days, and other school closure days.

How to Register

Registration packages for September 2021 Before School Care are now available for download below or can be picked up at Henderson Recreation Centre and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

Note: To ensure you are viewing the latest content, please refresh your browser window or clear your browser's cache/history, then relaunch your browser.

Application forms must be fully completed. Do not forget to include:

  1. Your child’s immunization record,
  2. Picture, and
  3. Care card number.

We cannot accept incomplete application forms.

Application Forms, Communication to Families, and Parent/Guardian Handbooks:

Note: Below are fillable PDFs - Save the file locally to your computer and open in Adobe Reader (download and install Adobe Reader if you do not have it on your computer), fill out the form in Adobe Reader and then print it out.

2021/2022 Willows Elementary School Care Application

NLC Handbook 2020-2021  (updated regularily)

More Information & Staff Contacts

Registration Enquiries
childcare@oakbay.ca |250-370-7202

Meghan Roberts, Community Recreation Programmer - Licensed Care,
mroberts@oakbay.ca  | 250-370-7902 

Childcare Benefit Information:

Erin McLean, Affordable Childcare Benefit Information
emclean@oakbay.ca | 250-370-7125

After School Care - Willows Elementary School

Children in Kindergarten to Grade Five are welcome in our Licensed After School Care Program. Energetic and enthusiastic leaders provide children with a variety of fun activities, out-trips, games, crafts, and more!

Program Location

The Neighbourhood Learning Centre – Servicing Willows Elementary School only.

Program Information:

Monday to Friday – School dismissal to 5:15pm.

Full-time, part-time, and drop-in rates available.

The program follows the school calendar.

The program does not operate on statutory holidays, Pro-D-Days, and other school closure days.

How to Register

Registration packages for September 2021 After School Care are now available for download below.

Note: To ensure you are viewing the latest content, please refresh your browser window or clear your browser's cache/history, then relaunch your browser.

Application forms must be fully completed. Do not forget to include:

  1. Your child’s immunization record,
  2. Picture, and
  3. Care card number.

We cannot accept incomplete application forms.

Application Forms, Communication to Families, and Parent/Guardian Handbooks:

Note: Below are fillable PDFs - Save the file locally to your computer and open in Adobe Reader (download and install Adobe Reader if you do not have it on your computer), fill out the form in Adobe Reader and then print it out.

2021/2022 Willows Elementary School Care Application

NLC Handbook 2020-2021  (updated regularily) 

NLC Welcome Letter  

More Information & Staff Contacts

Payment enquiries:
childcare@oakbay.ca |250-370-7202

Registration, changes and program questions or concerns
Meghan Roberts, Community Recreation Programmer - Licensed Care,
mroberts@oakbay.ca  | 250-370-7902 

Childcare Benefit Information:

Erin McLean, Affordable Childcare Benefit Information
emclean@oakbay.ca | 250-370-7125

After School Care for Campus View Elementary School
About After School Care for Campus View Students

Children in Kindergarten to Grade Five are welcome in our Licensed After School Care Program. Energetic and enthusiastic leaders provide children with a variety of fun activities, out-trips, games, crafts, and more!

Program Location

Henderson Recreation Centre, servicing Campus View Elementary School only.

Program Information

Monday to Friday – School dismissal to 5:15pm.

Full-time, part-time, and drop-in rates available.

The program follows the school calendar.

The program does not operate on statutory holidays, Pro-D-Days, and other school closure days.

How to Register

Registration packages for September 2021 After School Care are now available for download below.

Note: To ensure you are viewing the latest content, please refresh your browser window or clear your browser's cache/history, then relaunch your browser.

Application forms must be fully completed. Do not forget to include:

  1. Your child’s immunization record,
  2. Picture, and
  3. Care card number.

We cannot accept incomplete application forms.

Application Forms, Communication to Families, and Parent/Guardian Handbooks:

Note: Below are fillable PDFs - Save the file locally to your computer and open in Adobe Reader (download and install Adobe Reader if you do not have it on your computer), fill out the form in Adobe Reader and then print it out.

Campus View After School Care Application

Campus View Handbook 2020-2021  (updated regularily) 

Campus View Welcome Letter  

Campus View Pick-up Map

More Information & Staff Contacts

Payment enquiries:
childcare@oakbay.ca |250-370-7202

Registration, changes and program questions or concerns
Meghan Roberts, Community Recreation Programmer - Licensed Care,
mroberts@oakbay.ca  | 250-370-7902 

Childcare Benefit Information:

Erin McLean, Affordable Childcare Benefit Information
emclean@oakbay.ca | 250-370-7125

Child Care Subsidy Benefit

Children who are registered in Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture’s Licensed Childcare Programs may be eligible for subsidized childcare through the Provincial Government.

How to Register for Child Care Benefit

Once registered in a Licensed Childcare Program, families can contact Erin McLean in the Accounts Department to assist in completing the Child Care Arrangement Form (CF2798) provided by the Provincial Government.

Erin McLean – 250-370-7125 or Erin McLean

Please note: Families are responsible for payment of the full fee amount until Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture receives the approval letter in the mail from the Provincial Government. Due to processing time, this letter is often not received until after the child has started care. Once the approval letter has been received, families will be refunded the designated amount.

For more information, please visit the BC Provincial website regarding child care benefit. 

Supported Child Development

Through Island Health, the Supported Child Development Program offers services to those families whose children may require additional support in order to be fully included in their childcare setting.

About supported child development

Working with families, the Supported Child Development Program provides consultation, extra staffing supports and staff training to childcare providers. Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture partners with the Supported Child Development and provides in-house Inclusion Instructors to support children who are eligible for funding and are registered in programs as Preschool, Daycare, Before/After School Care, and Camps.

If you have funding through the Supported Child Development Program and are looking to register your child in an applicable program, please contact Meghan Roberts at mroberts@oakbay.ca or 250-370-7902.

Learn more about Island Health’s Supported Child Development Program.