Our Center

Ideally situated on the Old Island Highway, Children of the Island is one of the most accessible childcare centres in the Westshore. With the Galloping Goose walking trail connected to one side of the property and the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre just across the road, our center is well positioned to meet your family’s needs.

From the moment you step into the centre, your family will be swept away by the welcoming and warm feeling we have created. Our centre is bright, clean, well organised and designed to allow plenty of natural lighting.

Our motto here at Children of the Island will always be “families first” and we have ensured our centre reflects that motto in every way we can. We encourage you to come and explore these spaces for yourself and learn all about what Children of the Island has to offer. Call us today to book a tour.

Caring for children Birth to 12 years of age in a bilingual French/English environment.


Although I am not their parent,

I care for them each day.

I cuddle, sing and read to them

And watch them as they play.

I see each new accomplishment

And help them grow and learn.

They come to me for comfort.

I soothe away theirs tears.

They proudly show their work to me.

I give the loudest cheers.

No, I am not their parent,

But my role is just as strong.

I know some day the time will come,

When we may have to part.

But I know each child I have cared for,

Is forever in my heart.

We loved them from day one! They are kind organized and such a clean facility. My daughter never wants to leave! They have so much fun! Grace will continue here for years to come! The free French tutoring program is amazing! Such a help!! Everyone here works so hard to make sure the kids and parents are well looked after and felt cared for! They have become part of our famzily♡

Natasha C.

The staff are caring, patient and knowledgeable. Both my kids love going and we are all excited for the recent expansion. The new outdoor space looks amazing! Only praise for this childcare centre!

Lauren H.

We absolutely love Children of the Island. The quality of care provided to each child in this center is amazing. Thank you Nancy & Richard! 

Rael P.

I have 2 kids at children of the island I am beyond impressed with the program. My toddler is learning so much and my daughter receives tutoring included with after school care. They just expanded and the new outdoor play are is incredible!!! 

Heather K.

I have never seen my son so happy at any center. He is excited to go to preschool everytime. He has become more sociable and as learned more than I ever expected. At 3 years old he recited the whole alphabet yesterday. Which he learned at preschool. I am amazed by the teachers he is learning and having fun all at the same time! what more could you ask for! Center is clean, safe and communication is great! Highly recommend!

Morgan Catherine H.