Childcare in Sooke

A list of local childcare providers of all types. If you are a childcare provider in Sooke, please email me your information if you would like to be listed here.

Kid’s Cottage Daycare

Hi, my name is Deborah. I run a licensed daycare in a new family neighbourhood in central Sooke.  I began working in this field when I started my own family in 1999. Though my own children are no longer in need of care, I have continued along this path as I love what I do. We are a very active daycare and involved in many activities. Our mornings most always include an outing. We attend various playgroups and programs such as CASA drop-in, Strong Start, Kindergym, Books For Breakfast, and music programs. On other mornings you’ll find us out and about, at local parks, playgrounds, ball fields, beaches, gardens, walking, and more. We go everywhere and experience a variety of fun and adventure. Through our play we nurture our creative and imaginative selves. At home the children participate in numerous activities which support their learning and developmental growth. And yes, we do have down time too.

Many children will attend full-time daycare between the ages of 1 and 4.5 years.  My aim is to develop a partnership of caring focused on your child. I believe you cannot underestimate the value of a family environment where the care provider remains the same. This type of care allows for strong bonds to be formed. In addition to this, there are often close friendships formed between the young peers, siblings, and families.  A child will feel truly secure in this type of care, allowing them to focus their energy on the business of growing up well, and having some fun on the way.

I currently have two children starting kindergarten in September, and therefore, have two spaces available. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact me at 250-920-9334.

Kyla’s Country Corner Daycare

Hi there! 🙂 We are a licensed family daycare, located in the heart of Sooke. I am an ECE with many years experience. We are a very fun, loving daycare with lots to offer! Please e-mail or phone Kyla for more details! 778-679-0683.

Little Ducklings Daycare

Little Ducklings Daycare is a family daycare that provides a safe and nurturing home environment for your children to learn and play. We presently have one full-time spot available September 1st for ages 2-5 years old. Our program provides:
*hours of outside play daily
*healthy snacks
*circle time with stories, songs and games
*free play to practice skills each child if working on
*art and crafts based on a monthly theme

Our daycare promotes relationship building and provides the opportunity for each child to learn at their own pace. Inside we offer a large clean play area with different sections to offer individual learning space and shared space. The outdoor space is fully fenced with a variety of toys and varying terrain.

For more information please call Amanda at  250-216-3504

Melissa Lorenzo

My name is Melissa Lorenzo and as I begin to transition from working outside the home to within, I find myself very excited about the prospect of having two children join my daytime family come September 2014. The field of childcare is not new to me as I am a certified Early Childcare Educator with seven years experience in a large childcare centre in Victoria BC. Within that centre I had the pleasure of working for 3 years in the infant/toddler room, (2 years as a special needs aid and 1 year as a group educator). I also enjoyed a few years with the 2.5-­5 age group as a group educator as well as a couple of summers helping to run the HI­-5 program (a program designed specifically for children beginning kindergarten in September).

During my time working at the childcare centre, I was thrilled to welcome my own two, fabulous boys. My sons are Kobe, who is 5 and in kindergarten now, and Cooper who is 14 months old. Over the last several months, while on maternity leave with Cooper, my partner (of sixteen years) Ben and I bought a house off Happy Valley Road in Langford and have decided that it makes more sense for the logistics of our family to welcome children into our home than for me to work outside of it. Although I will miss all the families I met and friends I made during my time at the centre, I am also very excited to take all that I learned about the field of childcare there and apply it to the business of caring for children from within my own home. This arrangement is not only something I have always envisioned and have hoped to do, but it will also allow me the opportunity to run a fun and safe childcare program while still being able to drop off and pick up my son Kobe from school and to care for my young son Cooper.

I am looking to follow the Sooke School District’s (62) calendar as closely as possible which means closed for Christmas break (2 weeks), Spring break (1 week) and 2 weeks during the Summer break as well as all statutory holidays. My home will be open Monday through Friday for two full­time spots, with hours to be discussed with families as per all our needs. I am hoping to care for two children who are relatively close to Cooper’s age (17 months in September).

I am looking forward to creating a safe childcare space that incorporates my philosophy of early childhood education. I believe that children have the greatest opportunity to grow in a loving, respectful environment that strives to be fulfilling, enriching and supportive of all learning and growing opportunities. I plan to not only care for the daily needs of your child’s physical health and safety but also to fulfill, enrich and support their learning and growth through age-appropriate play and discovery. I have begun to prepare the space in our home to welcome two new members to our daytime family and am having so much fun collecting various materials and toys that will allow me to apply my over 7 years of early childhood care experience to activities run within my own home.

If you are interested in more information and/or in having a conversation regarding the possibility of placing your child / children with me, please contact me at I am happy to answer any questions you may have and also have a contract available which contains more information regarding my policies etc. I have references available upon request. Have a great day.

Mirla Metcalfe

Mirla’s Little Sunshine Childcare, in Sunriver, is a LNR Daycare. I have my first aid and attend many of the seminars provided by the Sooke Family Resource Center. We go for walks, read stories, play inside and out and make lots of crafts for Mom and Dad. My prices are very reasonable and you can be assured that your child will have a fun filled day with lots of fresh air as well. Spots available starting July 1st 2013. 778-425-4196.

Jamie Newman

Hello Sooke families!
Playful Learning Childcare is a Registered License Not Required Family Daycare located in Sooke BC. We comply with all the guidelines set out as listed with Child Care Resource and Referral. We may provide care for up to two children in addition to family members. I am able to care for your child between the ages of 0 – school age. I offer flexible hours that support families travelling to and from Victoria, and am willing to offer support to shift workers and military families requiring overnight duties and longer hours. My spouse is a military member and I too am part of the Naval Reserves. As such, I have a very good understanding of military life and the challenges associated with long courses, deployments, and last minute work obligations. Please visit my website for more information such as schedules, handbooks and blogs. I can be reached at 250-480-9421.
Thank you,

Playland Daycare

Playland Daycare has been in business for 30 years and is locally owned and operated. Our Licensed Group Center is for ages 30 months to 5 years and runs a full preschool programme with ECE educators. A large fully fenced playground, complete with sandbox, climbing structure, slides, swings, balancing beam and more for daily outside fun. Allergy aware facility. Days and times flexible, fresh fruit snacks included daily, able to help with potty training and a daily quiet time. A full schedule of the day is avaible on tour. Please call 250-642-4121 for a tour of the facility.

Crystal Fandrich Quiroz-Borrero

Police checked, CPR both myself and my husband, also a non-smoking home with no pets besides fish. Just purchased in Stone Ridge Estates. Registered, license not required. Large playroom, close to parks and have play structures in backyard. Lots of references and lots of experience. Part time available right now, then in September full time 2 spots or sibling group. 778-352-0369.

Rise Up Singing Childcare

Rise Up Singing Childcare, established September 2016, is a licensed multiage childcare program located near Broomhill Park in the Sooke town core. We offer an outdoor play-based program to children aged 1-10 on a school day (8am-3/330pm) schedule; aftercare available by special arrangement. Our students include toddlers, preschoolers, homelearners and unschoolers. Our ECE has 14 years experience and works in the Waldorf and Forest School pedagogies. Lunch and snacks provided – fresh homecooked food with a local/organic focus. We are queer/trans + and committed to socioeconomic diversity and financial accessibility; we offer a PWYC/free childcare spot for families in need, as well as two subsidy spots without parent top-up fees. At Rise Up Singing your child will:
– grow their capacity to play – really play, the state of being similar to inspired art- or music- making – with other children of diverse ages and alone;
– gain social and emotional skills, particularly around emotional regulation, needs-based communication, and experiencing conflict as an opportunity for increased connection;
– develop a profound sense of place and belonging in our beautiful raincoast ecosystem through extended time outdoors in all seasons and all weathers.
Spots currently (July 20 2017) available for Sept:
– a subsidy spot (no parent contribution) for a child three or older on Thursdays and Fridays
– a regular spot ($42.50/day) for a child three or older, Wednesday through Friday
We also keep one spot vacant for drop-in use for a child aged five or older. This spot is catch-is-catch-can, ie not guaranteed to be available; payment is by trade 🙂 ideally in fresh food; please talk to Suzanne for more information.

Find us on Facebook (Rise Up Singing Childcare), email us at, or call 250-642-7994.

For more info please call us at 250-858-5897, email or visit for rates, policies, and hours.
Thanks for reading so far and have a great day!

Tara Seguin

Tara’s Daycare is located in the Sunriver neighbourhood of Sooke. We are geared toward babies and toddlers, but accept all ages of children.
Our focus is on a fun and gentle routine with plenty of outside time, books, games, building, and crafts (our crafts mostly consist of drawing and making/sculpting homemade playdough, but sometimes there is something fun to bring home to the family!) Meals and snacks are included for your convenience.
Our family currently has two school-aged children, a toddler, and a small feisty poodle-terrier who is our very special and kid-friendly ‘grown-up alarm’.
I have operated a family daycare out of my home near Vancouver for the last five years, have current childcare first-aid certification, the Good Beginnings family daycare course, and am pursuing registration as a Registered License-Not-Required Family Daycare in Sooke.
Please feel free to contact me for a visit, and see if our daycare is right for your family!
Please note: For teachers and other school-year employees, I am able to offer daycare annually for the school year, with no summer holding fee.

Tadpole Academy

The Tadpole Academy is a licensed family daycare steps from Whiffen Spit.

We are a fun, loving, creative, and adventurous daycare. Check out our Facebook page and see what we’ve been up to. Thanks for considering the Tadpole Academy for your childcare needs. Please contact me at (250) 642-0592 or email me at if you have any questions.
Thank you,


The Farm Playschool

We are a licensed (soon-to-be) playschool in the Sooke Village Core, near Ed MacGregor Park. Our program is Waldorf-inspired, garden-based, and mostly outdoors. We have spaces for 2.5- to 6-year-olds. Our program is focused on building connections and gentle parenting. We provide healthy snacks and lunch. We have years of experience and a passion for working with children and families.

Please check out our website and contact us if you have any questions or would like to meet.

Dorothy Welguz

Loving, family-oriented homebased day care in Sooke core. We are a stable, dependable home with very grounded values.

Crafts, games, books, baking, free-play and reading top our list of to-do’s. We are a smoke-free and video game-free home.

I feel it is important for the kids to feel like they are a part of the family; and they receive the true amount of active-attention they need to grow and thrive.

Early mornings, late nights or overnights. My hours are very flexible and can be adjusted to suit your schedule. Meals and nutritious snacks are happily provided unless your child has food sensitivities.

We will take subsidy.

References Available



5 responses to “Childcare in Sooke

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  2. Hello,
    We are spending the summer out in Sooke and commuting into Victoria. We have an 11 year old son and would love to have him in a afternoon program. Does anyone know of any programs for his age group? Thank you!

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  4. Hello I am looking for full time daycare for my one year old daughter come July 2018. Can anyone help giving me some contacts??

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