Childcare Studios

The Greater Victoria School District applied to the Ministry of Children and Families Development to create new Childcare spaces on a number of Greater Victoria School District properties.  The School District was successful in its applications and received funding for the following elementary school locations:

  • Braefoot
  • Campus View
  • Doncaster
  • Frank Hobbs
  • Macaulay
  • Oaklands
  • Tillicum
  • Victoria West
  • Eagle View
  • View Royal
  • George Jay
  • Marigold
  • Vic High
  • Strawberry Vale
  • Lake Hill
  • McKenzie
  • Hillcrest

(Site plans to be posted once finalized)

Each school location has been approved for new before and after school childcare spots and either new preschool or full-time childcare spots for various ages. All childcare and before and after care spots will be open to the school population first.  If all childcare and before and after school care spots are not filled by the school population they will be open to the surrounding community.  The District is still in the process of finalizing child care providers for each site and is not taking waitlist applications.

Please continue to visit our website for updates on construction, childcare providers, and waitlists.

Specifics on each location:

Braefoot – Nearing Completion 

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Braefoot Elementary. The buildings are nearing completion and waitlist information will be posted soon.

  • Studio one will provide before and after school care and a preschool program
  • Studio two will accommodate full-time care for ages 3-5 years old

Potential Occupancy timeframe: The occupancy permit for the childcare units should be received in March 2022.

Taking Applications Soon – learn more! 


Campus View – Completed

The Ministry of Children and Family Development approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Campus View Elementary. The units are now fully operational.

  • Studio one provides full-time care for ages 3-5 years old
  • Studio two accommodates before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Units are Licensed


DoncasterCompleted

The Ministry of Children and Family Development approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Doncaster Elementary.

  • Studio one provides full-time care for ages 3-5 years old
  • Studio two accommodates before and after school care and a preschool program
  • Dividing Curtain for the gym
  • Eight new parking spots

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Units are Licensed


Frank HobbsCompleted

  • Two childcare units

Macaulay Completed

The Ministry of Children and Family Development approved funding for one child care studio to be located at Macaulay Elementary.

  • Studio one accommodates before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Units are Licensed


Oaklands – Nearing Completion 

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Oakland’s Elementary.

  • Studio one will have full-time care for ages 3-5 years old
  • Studio two will accommodate before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: September 2022. The provider is working on licensing and finding staff for the infant/toddler unit.

Oaklands Site Plan


Tillicum Completed

The Ministry of Children and Family Development approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Tillicum Elementary. The building permit has been approved and the site prep will occur in February. Once the schedule is known for the build and opening, this information will be placed on the school district website.

  • Studio one will have before and after school care
  • Studio two will accommodate a full-time child care program for ages 3-5 years old

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Studio One January 2021, Unit Two September 2022.

Tillicum Site Plan

Taking Applications Soon for Studio Two – learn more! 


Victoria West Completed

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Victoria West Elementary. The two child care studios are being built on-site with an anticipated opening in the summer months.

  • Both studios will have full-time care for ages 3-5 years old
  • Dividing curtain for the gym to accommodate further on-site before and after school care

Potential Occupancy timeframe: The District is working to have the units licensed for September 2022.


Eagle View

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for an addition to the school that will accommodate two dedicated child care rooms. The build is in progress.

  • Room one will accommodate before and after school care
  • Room two will accommodate before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: September 2022.


View Royal

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for an addition to the child care annex that will accommodate two child care rooms. The build is in progress.

  • Room one will accommodate before and after school care
  • Room two will allow for the expansion of their preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Winter 2022.


George Jay – Nearing Completion

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at George Jay Elementary. The units are completed and the District is working on occupancy.

  • Studio one will have full-time care for ages 3-5 years old
  • Studio two will accommodate further on-site before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: September 2022. The childcare provider is currently looking for staff. 


Marigold – Nearing Completion

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Marigold Elementary. The site prep is underway and the units are in progress.

  • Studio one will have full-time care for ages 3-5 years old
  • Studio two will accommodate further on-site before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: September 2022.

Application information coming soon.


Vic High 

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Victoria High. The District is in the process of consulting with the community and the Architect is preparing the drawings for submission to the City of Victoria for a building permit.

  • Studio one will have full-time care for ages 3-5
  • Studio two will accommodate a full-time infant/toddler program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: September 2024.


Strawberry Vale

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Strawberry Vale Elementary. The Architect is preparing the drawings for building permit submission and the school district will start consultation in the coming weeks.

  • Studio one will have full-time care for ages 3-5
  • Studio two will accommodate a preschool program and before and after school care

Potential Occupancy timeframe: September 2024.


Lake Hill – Waiting on approved building permit

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Lake Hill Elementary. The District is waiting for approval of the building permit before building can start.

  • Studio one will have a before and after school care program
  • Studio two will accommodate full-time care for ages 3-5.

The building schedule will be indicated once the building permit is approved.


McKenzie Elementary – Waiting on approved building permit

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Lake Hill Elementary. The District is waiting for approval of the building permit before building can start.

  • Studio one will have a before and after school care program
  • Studio two will accommodate full-time care for ages 3-5.

The building schedule will be indicated once the building permit is approved.


Hillcrest Elementary – Waiting on approved building permit

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Lake Hill Elementary. The District is waiting for approval of the building permit before building can start.

  • Studio one will have before and after school care and preschool program
  • Studio two will accommodate full-time care for ages 3-5.

The building schedule will be indicated once the building permit is approved.

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