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4960 Hammond Bay Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5B4 Get directions
Four Seasons Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten is an established school located on a forested Seven-acre lot along Hammond Bay Road. We provide a variety of programs to meet th... more... See more text
444 Lambert Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3N5 Get directions
N.I.C.C.'s offers a 2.5 hour and 4 hour Preschool Program as well as a Full Day Daycare for your child to enjoy. Our program supports language development, early learning, kinderga... more... See more text
6183 Dover Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1C7 Get directions
The Tots Town Children Centre in Nanaimo offers part-time and full-time daycare and child care services for children ages 30 months to eight years. One of our programs specifically... more... See more text
5581 Norton Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6S2 Get directions
Preschool for 3-5 years, Before and After School Care Program (6-12 yrs).
2325 East Wellington Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6V7 Get directions
Providing childcare for over 12 years. Certified early childhood education with montessori teaching qualification. Activities include field trips, music lessons and yoga. A Pre-sc... more... See more text
My daughter has been going here for two years now. Shazia and staff are like family to us. Such kind people that teach my daughter. A day full of learning, fun, outside time and special days for family. Well organized and clean! Great communication! Read more
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3505 Hallberg Rd, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1K1 Get directions
At Kids-R-Unique we live by the principle that children learn best through play. We are a licensed group daycare and licensed preschool in Ladysmith. Call today to book a tour of ... more... See more text
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Four steps to finding childcare services in Nanaimo BC

The confirmation is in: the stork will be flying overhead in a few months. Quick! It’s time to get looking for childcare services. That’s no joke; your return to work will come fast enough, and daycare waiting lists are long in Nanaimo BC.
Step one: Listen
Word of mouth is always a good starting point. If you have friends who already have children in childcare services, ask them how they found their babysitter or daycare centre. Get several points of view so you can make a list of all the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of child care provider.

Step two: Browse the Internet and newspapers
A search on your provincial government’s family services website may turn up a list of regulated childcare services in Nanaimo BC. You can also find information on their website about financial assistance for child care. Whether regulated or not, home daycares sometimes advertise in newspapers or on community websites providing information on available space.

Step three: Visit
See if it’s possible to visit the daycares or home child care facilities you’re considering. Ask lots of questions and gather information about their policies on the following things:
  • Staff training
  • Emergency care plans
  • Hygiene and cleanliness
  • Food and allergies
  • Hours of operation
  • Accessibility for children with special needs
  • Late pick-up policy
Step four: Register
Once you’ve made the rounds of the childcare services available in Nanaimo BC, it’s time to pick the ones you like best and put your name on their waiting lists. Depending on the situation in your area, it may be a good idea to put your name on several lists. In the meantime, make the most of your pregnancy to get ready and be sure to enjoy every precious minute at home with your baby.
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