Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in the Ottawa Westboro area? Here’s why you should consider Kids & Company: Our Kids & Company Ottawa Westboro centre is located near the corner of McRae Avenue and Scott Street in Westboro Village. We are excited to join the trendy and diverse community of Westboro Village and offer flexible child care options to its’ residents. Our centre can accommodate up to 82 children ranging from infant to 5 years. Our classrooms are bright and sunny with huge windows looking into our learning spaces. Our large playground is right outside of our doors so that we can enjoy unstructured play and the great outdoors year-round. At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy.
We’re very proud of our proprietary programs! They include Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy and early reading), Mini Masters (art), and Munchkinetics (movement) and are designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! We often hear children singing the Alpha Mania theme song before the teacher even begins the lessons, a clear indication of their enthusiasm about learning through play. You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms, and all our children participate in music, French, science & exploration and creative play throughout our day.
Does your family have an untraditional or rotating work schedule? Not to worry, we’ll work with you to accommodate your needs! More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.
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!
At Kids & Company, we work with your family to ensure that the transition is a smooth one. Before your child’s first day, we’ll provide information on what to expect. We’ll create an integration schedule that is right for your child and every day that your child is in the classroom, you’ll receive a daily report that lets you know how your child’s day was. You’ll also be able to see him or her on our in classroom web cameras. The Centre Director will even send you an email before the end of the day if your child has a special “wow” moment that day.
Toddlers learn best in the context of relationships within small groups. There are fewer distractions and children’s activities are more focused. In Kids & Company toddler classrooms, our small groups allow very young children to make connections, form caring relationships, and learn to understand other children.
All two-year-olds examine everything they see, hear, feel and observe in an attempt to make sense of the world around them. In our preschool programs, Kids & Company teachers interact, observe and interpret the interests of preschool students to encourage further discoveries by planning activities and investigations that expand your child’s learning.
Kids & Company runs comprehensive kindergarten programs designed for children who are 4 or 5 years old (junior and senior kindergarten age) to prepare them for Grade 1. Using emergent curriculum techniques to adapt to the children’s’ interests and skills, we set a foundation of early literacy, numeracy, artistry, and the construction of relationships and ideas. Kindergarten programs are integrated into full-time child care to provide convenience and continuity.