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. Countrycorner123@gmail.com

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

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. mirla1101@shaw.ca

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,
Jamie

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 ruschildcare@gmail.com, or call 250-642-7994.

For more info please call us at 250-858-5897, email kris@onevillage.ca or visit www.onevillage.care 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.
tarasookedaycare@gmail.com

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 darcie.g@shaw.ca if you have any questions.
Thank you,

Darcie

The Farm Playschool

We are a licensed 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.

www.thefarmplayschool.com

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.

Here is how we roll: We play in the rain, we jump in puddles, we climb trees, we play in the dirt, we blow bubbles, play with chalk, we run through sprinklers, we chill at the library, we hit the beach, we hit the museum, we hit the grocery store when we decide we need cupcakes, we attend events at local schools, we go to local literacy programs, we hang at a local playgroup, and we mingle with other daycares.

We learn respectful play, general life skills – clean up after eating, care for and cleaning up toys and books, and that mistakes do happen and can often be fixed, without hurting a child’s spirit.

Here’s what we don’t do: depend on screens for entertainment.

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

250-588-7991, dorothywelguz@gmail.com

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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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