Progress Report 2020
The new building is looking great, and slated to be opening in mid 2021. Knappett Projects Inc. has been working steadily despite the pandemic, and we are likely to be finished on time, maybe even a teensy bit early.
Construction is well underway now, with the footprint of the building really coming along. It is pretty exciting to see all our work over the past several years begin to take shape!
June 2020: Construction is expected to start within a few weeks on our new building.
Saanich Neighbourhood Place has worked for the past several years to bring new licensed, full-time, flexible childcare options to the Tillicum/Gorge neighbourhood.... and we are getting closer to realizing this every week!
We will be offering 'Full o'Beans Full-Time' Preschool with 25 new spaces for children 3-5 yrs, with flexible scheduling options for families.
'Beansprouts Infant and Toddler Care' will include 24 spaces, in two separate programs, for those children 0-30 months of age.
We are currently maintaining an 'Interest List' for these programs. Parents on the 'Interest List' will be notified when we are ready to accept registration for these new programs, so be sure we have your correct contact information. Information will also be available at www.SaanichNeighbouroodPlace.com,
Who is the new space for?
Full o'Beans Full-time and Beansprouts Infant and Toddler Care will open up 25 spaces for 3-5 year olds, plus 24 spaces for infant and toddler care. We are open to any family, with no 'catchment' areas.
As always, Saanich Neighborhood Place will also offer other services and programs to community members in this new space as well as in our existing location within Pearkes Recreation Centre.
Where are 'Full o'Beans Full-Time' and 'Beansprouts' located?
Our new building, housing our full-time care options, will be located behind Pearkes Recreation Centre, across the parking lot from Tillicum Center and SilverCity Movie Theatre. We are easily accessed by bus, or bike, and there is lots of free parking too.
What will the programs include?
Like our part-time programs, Full o'Beans Full-time and Beansprouts Infant and Toddler Care will offer flexible, inclusive care to your children, at competitive rates. Our programs will include free-play indoors and out, art, music and stories, active and quiet play, plus rests as appropriate for the long days spent with us.
We are excited about the new low impact natural play space, 'The Little Woods Natural Playground', which we are planning for the outdoor play space of our new building as well. This natural play space will offer lots of opportunities for imaginative, exploratory play and vigorous physical playtime, all in a beautiful outdoor setting.
How can I find out more?