This location is part of the trendy and diverse community of Westboro. We are on the first floor of a commercial building with a separate entrance, located right beside the Farm Boy near the corner of Scott St. and McRae Ave. Caregivers can drop-off and pick-up using the parking spaces out front, or using the underground parking lot that has free 15-minute parking.
We offer Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten programs with the option of full-time, part-time, or backup care. We also offer flex care, where possible, which allows you to pick the number of days you’d like your child to attend per week, and even lets you split the time between locations – a convenient option for those that work partially at home and partially in an office.
A very unique feature of this location is the designated co-working space exclusive to Kids & Company families!
Our site can accommodate 82 children from newborn to 5 years old. Each classroom has windows looking either outside or into our open learning space and is equipped with a webcam that caregivers can access throughout the day. Our large playground is very private and filled with fun toys for children to enjoy in all seasons.
Children are provided with a hot lunch and 3 snacks each day, catered by our Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh-from-scratch philosophy and our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. Learn more here.
If you’re interested in our Ottawa Westboro location, please fill out the inquiry form below. You can indicate multiple locations in the comment section if you are unsure about your top choice.
Once submitted, one of our Parent Customer Care representatives will reach out via phone or email within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends and holidays). During that exchange, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about fees, book a tour, and find the best suited location for your child.
We have parking in front of the parking that is free for a 90 minute limit (but it is often very busy and hard to find a space) or there is underground parking that is free for the first 15 minutes.
Meet the Director
I am Amanda Hughes, the Centre Director of Kids & Company Ottawa Westboro. I attended Algonquin College where I received a diploma for Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for 7 years, and I have been working with Kids & Company since 2021. When I was younger I was very nurturing and knew from a young age I wanted to work with children. In my spare time, I really like spending time with my animals, playing video games, listening to music and doing art. Right from the start I was welcomed into the Westboro location as if I was family. Coming into an already established family can be scary, but with my team, it felt effortless. Kids & Company really understands children. Their whole philosophy is centred around the children. They understand the importance of family and its connection to the fundamental development of children. I hope when people see our Ottawa Westboro centre they see the genuine love and care we put into making our programming geared to the children because they are a part of our family as well. Our centre is in the heart of up-and-coming Westboro. This place is developing and offering such a wide variety of things for families to do! Now that you know a little more about me, I hope to see you and your family soon!
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.