Childcare Studios

In the latter part of 2018, the Greater Victoria School District No. 61 (GVSD) 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 six elementary school locations:

  • Frank Hobbs
  • Doncaster
  • Macaulay
  • Victoria West
  • Tillicum
  • Willows

(Site plans to be posted once finalized)

All locations, except Macaulay Elementary, were funded for two dedicated child care units located on site.  Macaulay Elementary has been funded for one unit. These units are built by District employees and each unit is 60 x 25 feet and has three bathrooms, storage, full kitchen, and dedicated fenced area for participants.

These units will be installed at the various locations within the 2019 / 20 calendar year and a conceptual drawing of the child care unit can be found above.

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 the website as more information on the childcare provider, waitlist and build information will be posted.

Specifics on each location:

Frank Hobbs

Funded for $800,000 that will include the following:

  • Two childcare units
  • Dividing Curtain for the gym
  • Small renovation of the PAC kitchen

Potential Occupancy timeframe: December 2019

Doncaster

Funded for $818,750 that will include the following:

  • Two childcare units
  • Dividing Curtain for the gym
  • Eight new parking spots

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Summer 2020

Macaulay

Funded for $477,600 that will include the following:

  • One childcare units
  • Dividing Curtain for the gym
  • Potentially new parking spots but will apply for a parking variance

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Early 2020

Victoria West 

*For information about the Victoria West Community Association Out of School, click here. 

Funded for $872,800 that will include the following:

  • Two childcare units
  • Improved lighting for the exterior of the school
  • Parking lot for at least 8 vehicles, but the design is still in process.

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Early 2020

Tillicum

Funded for $818,750 that will include the following:

  • Two childcare units
  • Divider curtain for the gym
  • Eight new parking spots

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Early 2020

Willows *Community Consultation still Underway*
Funded for $818,750 that will include the following:

  • Two childcare units
  • Divider curtain for the gym
  • Eight new parking spots

Potential Occupancy timeframe: No known date as community consultation is not complete

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