7654 Conservation Road Guelph ON N1H 6J1  519-836-8141


At Lakeside Child Care Centre, we believe in the importance of the early years. We commit to being inclusive, compassionate, kind, nurturing and safe. We believe that all children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. We believe that children learn best through play and will provide, on all levels, an environment that supports their natural curiosity about the world around them. We will always strive to support their inquiry and be co-learners with the children in their quests. As we believe the early years are a critical time in a child’s life, and as learning styles and developmental levels vary among children, we are committed to supporting and encouraging each child’s journey and development in their time in our care.

We continually strive to make sure the whole being of each child is fostered. We incorporate indoor and outdoor play, as well as active, rest and quiet times into the day and always give consideration to the individual needs of each child in our care. We also use the HiMama App in order to communicate with our parents, so that you know how your child is doing throughout the day.

Active Play
To promote an appreciation for nature and the outdoor environment, we will make sure that children get outside for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. If there is inclement weather, such as snow and sun advisories, we may use our discretion and minimize or eliminate the time spent outdoors. We will also provide a wide range of toys and learning materials outside that will support all developmental areas.

After lunch is served, children are given a quiet period of two hours where they will be permitted to sleep, rest, or do quiet activities based on the child’s individual needs. These rest periods will not exceed two hours in length.

We believe nutrition is important for all people and we incorporate healthy and nutritious meals throughout the day. We have a cook on site who provides a morning snack, a full lunch and afternoon snack each day. The menus are prepared and posted in advance. Each snack and lunch item reflects the recommendations made by the Canada Food Guide. We do our best to accommodate children with food restrictions.

Indoor Play
We understand the importance of play in the child’s development and we will provide ample amount of time to foster the children’s exploration, play and inquiry. The classroom will be a place that offers a wide variety of play materials that foster and support all areas of development. At all times we want to create a positive learning environment and believe that the classroom acts as a third teacher in supporting that.

Centre Opens 8:00 AM

Screening, wash hands, change shoes, and enter the room

8:00– 9:30 AM snack Free play

Washroom & diaper routine

9:30 – 11:00 Outside Play

Washroom & diaper routine

11:30 Lunch

12:15 Story time/quiet circle before rest time

12:30 Rest time – for early risers and non-sleepers will be given quiet activities around 1:30 once the other children are settled and sleeping.

2:30 Wake up from rest time

Washroom & diaper routine

2:45 PM Snack Free play

3:15 – 5:00 Outside Play

4:15-4:45 Washroom & diaper routine (or as needed)

5:00 – Centre Closes Parent Pick Up