Hello and welcome to the North Shore Neighbourhood House Childcare Program!
The North Shore Neighbourhood House has been meeting the child care needs of the community since 1939 and is currently the largest provider of childcare on the North Shore.
Our childcare programs are committed to nurturing and guiding young children. We provide an environment that fosters trust, security and comfort. We strive to offer a balance of activities that help children progress in social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
Our programs respect and value differences, recognizing that children are individuals and that every child is unique.
Our sites provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for all children. We provide time and opportunities for children to explore and investigate their world and to communicate with other children and adults. The environment fosters an accepting, tolerant and flexible attitude towards others and respect for the natural world.
All our childcare programs are licensed by the Ministry of Children and Family Services. Ministry subsidies are applicable.
Rights of the Child Video - The children of the North Shore learn about their rights as a child.
All of our staff have valid First Aid Certificates and are experienced in providing quality childcare. The staff attend monthly workshops and other courses sponsored by the NSNH. The staff work rotating shifts, which ensures that proper staff/child ratios are maintained at all times. All staff working with children under 5 have valid Early Childhood Education Certification
All staff, substitutes and students are screened upon application and undergo a Canada – wide criminal record search.
The childcare staff are unionized with C.U.P.E. and have a Collective Agreement describing their rights and benefits.