Child Care Services

Mother and child

Child Care Services at UVic

University of Victoria Child Care Services has been providing safe, quality child care to UVic full-time students, faculty and staff for over 40 years.

We offer child care for children from infancy to 5 years of age. However, child care spaces are limited and there are wait lists for all programs.

We are not currently offering part-time spaces in any of our programs.

Our pedagogy is based on the British Columbia Early Learning Framework, which includes the Common Worlds Framework. In our programs, children and educators co-create lively, inclusive spaces, embracing our collective responsibilities in fostering ethical relations with others, as we strive to create more liveable worlds while facing 21st-century challenges.

UVic Child Care Services strives for excellence in child care by:

  • recruiting fully qualified early childhood educators,
  • cultivating meaningful involvement of families in the child care experience and respectful communication with families,
  • valuing the diversity of the community and collaborative connections with the university.

To ensure a safe environment for children who have life-threatening allergies to peanuts and other types of nuts, all Child Care Services facilities are designated "peanut and nut safe." Children, staff and visitors are asked to bring only meals free of peanuts, nuts, nut butters and oils.