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Full-Time and Part-Time Daycare in Pickering

Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten in Pickering understands the importance of dependable and quality daycare services for your children’s development. Our full-time and part-time childcare services in Pickering take your trust to heart. Before you select us as your childcare provider, we want you to feel comfortable and get to know us a bit. Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten opened its doors to the Durham Region in 1988. For three decades, we have enrolled children from various backgrounds, ages, cultures, and learning styles. We are always interested in adapting and evolving our full-day and half-day programs according to our students' needs, as we want to ensure they receive the most enriching experience possible. 


For your peace of mind, our facility is licensed and in good standing with the Ministry of Education. We also prioritize giving back to our community and do what we can to help and support children and families in Pickering and across Ontario. For example, we regularly contribute to charity with our “Dress Down Fridays” and our annual “Operation Christmas” toy drive. Check out our FAQ for questions about our registration process, and contact us to enrol your kids into our nursery, pre-school or the daycare/before and after-school programs in Pickering.



At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we understand the anxiety you might be experiencing as a parent when choosing the most suitable daycare for your child in Pickering. We strive to offer a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for your child, as their well-being and development are our priority. When you enrol your child with us, you will find that:


     We promote health, nutrition and safety as well as the well-being of your child. 

     We ensure that your child participates in responsive and healthy interactions.

     We encourage your child to discover themselves among other daycare peers.

     We prioritize your children's positive learning using creative and innovative means.

     We provide adequate time to rest, play and learn so that they can experience a balanced routine.


We treat your child as our family and abide by all the requirements. This has made us one of Pickering's best professional and licensed daycare facilities. Feel free to reach out to us at Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten for more information about our daycare program.

Our Facility Offers:

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Well-trained, Caring Staff

Our childcare professionals have long-term relationships with our school and the curriculum we offer. Our variety in programs offered keeps children’s interest levels high. We are dedicated to providing your child with an enriching daycare experience.

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Personalized attention

We offer a low teacher-student ratio to allow for more personalized attention. Due to our quality staff, our school can serve children with special or high needs. We aim to foster personal development and build your child’s self-esteem in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Assistance for children with language delays

We teach children with speech and language delays and many other difficulties, including social, learning, behaviour, and adjustment. Our staff is trained to provide top-quality child daycare services in a stimulating, inclusive and supportive environment.

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Well-rounded curriculum

We place special emphasis on language, mathematics, science and social studies, physical education and arts. We will monitor your child’s development through formal progress reporting to ensure he or she is getting adequate attention and care. 

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Personal development

We also emphasize the development of positive self-esteem and decision-making while ensuring that your child has fun and enjoys learning at nursery school. We believe that each child has unique interests and skills and will do our very best to nurture them in the best way possible.

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Effective teaching material & style

We use teaching materials and books recommended by the Ministry of Education and adapt our teaching style to accommodate each child’s specific needs. Our programs are designed to engage your child and help them develop a love for learning and healthy living.



One of the most important qualities for your child to have is a sense of self-worth. When children are confident in themselves and their abilities, they are more likely to succeed in school, their future professions, and life. We will help enrich your child’s education by providing experiences that will help develop such attitudes. 


As an alternative to Montessori schools in Pickering, Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten utilizes a method of education that uses some Montessori materials and has a child-centred approach. Our programs and after-school care services balance education with playtime and rest that will help develop your child’s physical, mental and cognitive skills.


Learning through play

When children use playtime as an unconscious learning tool, they love the process. They are also in a safe environment where they are free and encouraged to imagine and form their own ideas. And when children love to learn, they seek out knowledge and gain self-confidence. We will help them learn how to learn and enjoy the process.


Each child is gifted, but they might be gifted in different ways. We use compassionate, structured, and fun learning techniques to bridge these differences. Whether your child has some developmental delays or emotional, social, or physical disabilities, our educators can make them feel comfortable to learn and grow in a safe and inclusive space.

How Can a Private Kindergarten Benefit Your Child?

The bottom line is that a low student-to-teacher ratio means that each child gets personalized attention. At a time when developmental gaps between children of the same age will never be greater in your child’s academic career, personalized attention is crucial. It will help detect any potential learning problems and provide a relaxed and stimulating experience that can be catered to your child’s needs. Read more.

What’s Happening at Colwell!

We invite and welcome all moms and dads with their kids from 18 months to 12 years, or those considering daycare and after-school care anywhere across Pickering and Ajax, to pay us a visit. Feel free to browse our blog for some help and information for parents and have a look at some of our parents’ testimonials. To learn more about our annual schedules, childcare programs and our month-to-month activities, please contact us.

Personalized Care

Our early education programs are designed by experienced, nurturing educators who ensure the best daycare and learning experience for every child in Pickering. 

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