Little Acorn Care Centre

Emergency Childcare Update: April 5, 2020

Oaklands OSC and Little Acorn Child Care are open for child care to Essential Workers. A list or those considered an Essential Worker is available here (Province of BC's list of Essential Services). 

For both In-House and General Public families needing child care, registration for May and June is now open for single days, full week or full month care. Please register one week prior to the date you are needing care to provide us enough notice for staffing, obtaining all information required for your child's file and payment to be finalized.   

Please note:  

  • Both Out of School Care (OSC), and Little Acorn will operate Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm.
  • We would appreciate seven (7) day's notice for care, but may be able to provide care if space is available.
  • Drop in care will be based on daily numbers please call ahead for space availability. For Little Acorn child Care (ages 2.5-5yrs), please call Amy (250-370-9101 ext. 6); for Oaklands Out-of-School Care (grades K -5) please call Cindy (250-370-9101 ext. 1) 

Rates are actually as follows: Little Acorn: $45/day, $200/week and $800/month 

OSC: Gr.K $45/day, $175/week and $700/month; Gr, 1-5 is $50/day, $200/week and $800/month 

Fees at time of registration will total $0.00 as a place holder for the space. Program coordinators will then email an invoice of fees once registration is received. Fees will be due at time of invoicing. Once registration is confirmed and paid, fees are non-refundable. Fees are outlined on the registration forms. 

Registration for In-House/Current Little Acorn Families (Ages  2.5-5 children): 

Click HERE

Registration for General Public/New Families (Ages 2.5-5 children): Click HERE


September 2019 enrollment is now closed. 

All families currently on our wait list will remain on the list for next available openings. 

Wait list for Little Acorn Care Centre is currently CLOSED for 2019/2020 & 2020/2021 school year registration. Wait list applications are being accepted for September 2021 and beyond. 

Little Acorn Wait list application (Child must be born before being added to the wait list; $50 non-refundable wait list application fee must be paid before child is added to wait list)

 Parent Guide Registration is online and a link will be emailed out as soon as a space is confirmed for your child

Useful Links

Child Care Subsidy -  

Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral - 

BC Public Health – Sneezes and Diseases -

Our Philosophy for Early Childhood Education

Our goal is to help every child be happy, secure, and develop fully to their true potential. To meet this goal we offer our families a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment dedicated to providing a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows children to develop at their own pace. Through play experiences and the guidance of staff, your child will be exposed to situations that will stimulate curiosity, initiative and independence. All of this is combined to ensure our preschoolers are prepared when they reach educational kindergarten. Preschool and child care programs are based on children’s interests and learning needs, and include the use of individual, small and large group activities, indoor and outdoor play, learning centers, outings and field trips. Activities will be varied frequently and designed to accommodate individual children’s unique abilities.

Our Programs

We run two full-day, play-based preschool type programs for children ages 3 - 5. Both programs are inclusive, multi-age rooms that implement our philosophy to aid in the development of each child's individuality.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 7:30am- 5:30pm

2019/2020 Little Acorn Care Centre is closed the following dates:

  • Winter Holiday: Monday December 23, 2019 - Monday December 30, 2019, inclusive. Re-open for care on Tuesday December 31, 2019
  • New Years Day: Wednesday January 1, 2020
  • Family Day: Monday February 17, 2020
  • Professional Development Day March 27,2020
  • Good Friday: Friday April 10, 2020
  • Easter Monday: Monday April 13, 2020
  • Victoria Day: Monday May 18, 2020
  • Canada Day: Wednesday July 1, 2020
  • BC Day: Monday August 3, 2020
  • Summer Cleaning: Monday August 31, 2020 - Tuesday September 8, 2020, inclusive. Re-open for care on Wednesday Sept 9, 2020. 
  • Monday October 12, 2020: Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday November, 11 2020: closed for Rememberance Day
  • Winter Holiday: Thursday December 24, 2020-Tuesday January 4, 2020 inclusive.  Will re-open for care on Wednesday January 5, 2020 at 7:30am.

Little Acorn Care Centre Rates*

We offer full-time (5 days per week) and part-time (2-3 days per week) spaces based on availability. We are an approved CCFRI childcare program (contract approved until March 2020) and therefore childcare fees are reduced by $100 per month for full time children over 3 and $350 per month for full time children under 3. Fees must be paid on the first of every month

Rates for children 36 months and older

Days per week              Monthly fee

Two                                   $360

Three                                $540

Five                                   $900

Rates for children 35 months and under

Days per week              Monthly fee

Two                                   $400

Three                                $600

Five                                   $1000

These items must be paid in order to enroll your child:

A $50.00 one-time non-refundable wait list application fee - does not guarantee a space

A $100.00 deposit for registration (will be applied to the last month of care)

A $25.00 annual resource fee

All paperwork must be signed and submitted to the centre. If your child’s care is going to be funded by Child Care Subsidy, all paperwork must be complete and a valid authorization number must be on file. It is the responsibility of the parent to make sure subsidy is up to date and renewal papers are completed on time otherwise full child care fees will be applied.


For more details and registration information contact Amy at 250-370-9101 ext. 6 or

Hamilton Park Childcare Studios Update

The OCA will be opening two additional childcare studios in September 2021.  The childcare studios will be built by SD61 and operated by the Oaklands Community Association and will include infant & toddler, preschool and out of school care spaces, with priority given to families living within the 2020 Oaklands Elementary School catchment . To be eligible for upcoming infant, toddler and preschool spaces, please complete the Little Acorn waitlist application For out-of-school spaces, please contact Cindy at 250-370-9101 ext. 1 or