Our Kids & Company St. Andrew’s Church centre is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, near the intersection of Simcoe Street and Wellington Street West. We are situated on the second floor of the beautiful and historical St. Andrew’s Church, close by to the CN Tower, Roy Thompson Hall and David Pecaut Square, where we love to take our infants for stroller rides. Our centre can accommodate up to 37 children ranging from infant to school age. We are one of the smaller Kids & Company locations and our centre offer a cozy, intimate and nurturing learning environment. Our classrooms are bright and sunny with huge windows looking into our learning spaces. We have a great outdoor playground where our students can enjoy unstructured play and the 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. Whether our children are participating in various proprietary programs, enjoying nutritious and delicious meals from our Kidco Kitchen chefs, or getting active outside, our centre is always filled with busy and smiling faces from both our children and teachers!
We do not have any parking spot at our location. However, there are Green P parking on Emily st, and on Wellington.
Meet The Director
My name is Nusrat Remtulla and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company St. Andrew’s Church location. I am a recipient of a Masters in Educational Management and Leadership from the University of Nicosia and received a diploma in Early Childhood Education from George Brown. I started with Kids & Company in 2017 and have over 18 years of experience in the child care field.I have a daughter, Alisia, with my husband Akbar. Our family permanently moved to Canada in September 2017, in search of better education for our daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking for my family and spending quality time with my daughter. My favourite thing about Kids & Company is that it provides children with a nurturing, safe environment which allows them to develop holistically. I believe that children learn through exploration and interacting with their environment and that each child deserves the opportunity to grow and develop at their own pace. Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our St. Andrew’s centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child!
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.
Select Kids & Company locations offer school age programming for children ages 6-12 (Grades 1 – 6). Whether you have a younger child attending a Kids & Company location and you’d like the convenience of picking up your children in the same location or you’d like a program that’s run by trusted educators, Kids & Company school age programs may be right for your child.
Kids & Company offers school-age adventures during school breaks and summer for children 6-12, with select centres offering support during online schooling. We meet each morning at your chosen centre and then undertake daily adventures on-site. We plan themes and outings that are designed to stimulate and excite in a setting that is safe, social and fun. Children who join us for a day, a week or a summer create important friendships and exercise their minds and bodies.
For the time being, our in-centre birthday party and other live events will temporarily not be available. If you require any information on future bookings or have any questions, please reach out to Christie firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you make children’s birthday parties a piece of cake? Just invite Kids & Company! Most Kids & Company child care centres are now available for kids birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays. All you need to do is bring the children – we’ll do everything else!