Kindergarten & School Age


TayCare Children’s Centres provide full & part-time daycare programs in Perth for children from birth to 12 years. Children with special needs are welcome.A full day program is offered at one of our Before and After School Programs for kindergarten and school age children from all of our programs. This is available on most school holidays and PA Days as well as a Summer Camp. Our facilities are licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act.

Our staff to child ratios comply with the Child Care and Early Yeats Act mandated standards. These ratios are 1 staff to 13 kindergarten children and 1 staff to 15 school age children. All fully qualified staff are registered members of the College of Early Childhood Educators and all staff have current 1st Aid and CPR certificates and clear Police Vulnerable Sector Checks.

Full day programming during school holidays includes hands-on activities such as crafts and puzzles; weather permitting, children are also able to engage in outdoor play in a large, play yard (inspected yearly by a certified playground inspector and approved based on CSA standards). We have a wide range of outdoor toys and equipment to keep our kids active and entertained.

TayCare Children’s Centres provide full & part-time daycare programs in Perth for children from birth to 12 years. Children with special needs are welcome.

Children who attend full day programming are provided with two snacks that meet the Canada Food Guide recommendations. We also have a breakfast program for children who arrive at the Centre before 8:00 am. The breakfast consists of toast or cereal with juice or milk for the low cost of 50 cents per day. If your child has specific dietary requirements, please discuss this with the Centre supervisor at the time of registration.

During our summer camp in July and August, staff will organize outings within the community, as well as field trips requiring bus transportation. Parents will be informed well in advance of any field trips, and written parental/guardian consent is required.

Please click here to view click here for an example of a summer camp schedule of activities – we have amazing activities, field trips and events planned throughout July and August!

The TayCare Children’s Programs are open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, with the exception of statutory holidays.

For more information or to register, please call 613-267-6542 or email tcjunior@tayside.ca.

Before and After School Programs

TayCare Children’s Centres currently runs before and after school programs at three local schools:

St. John's School Age ProgramQueen Elizabeth School
80 Wilson St. East, Perth
613-264-5921
queenelizabethba@tayside.ca

St. John’s Elementary School
34 Wilson St. East, Perth
613-264-5928
stjohnsba@tayside.ca

The Stewart School
7 Sunset Blvd., Perth
613-390-9090
stewartba@tayside.ca

TayCare Children’s Centres provide full & part-time daycare programs in Perth for children from birth to 12 years. Children with special needs are welcome.

Before and after school care is available for 26 kindergarten and 30 school-aged children at each location. Children are provided with a nutritious after school snack; staff members organize crafts and activities to engage all age levels. A quiet area for homework is also available, if needed. We have a shared space within each school, as well as the use of the library and gymnasium.

Before school care is available from 6:30 am until school starts; after school care is available from the end of school until 6:00 pm.

For more information or to register, please call 613-267-6542 or email tcjunior@tayside.ca.