The Children's Garden
(Pembroke Co-operative Nursery School Inc.)

375 Doran Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 4N3
phone: (613) 735-2259
fax: (613) 735-2266

General Information

The Children's Garden is a non-profit, charitable, parent co-operative nursery school, preschool day care and before & after school program licensed by the Ministry of Education. We are delighted to announce that we have created two satelite before and after school programs, Highview's Garden at Highview Public School and Cathedral's Garden at Cathedral Catholic School!


Director & Main Educators - Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.), registered with the College of E.C.E

Integration Facilitator & Ratio Enhancement Staff -are possibly available through Renfrew County Integration Services to enhance inclusion of all children.

Ages of children

  • Nursery School Program: 2 1/2 to 5 years of age
  • Preschool Day Care Program: 2 1/2 to 5 years of age
    (with a "20%" clause allowing 3 toddlers per program who are 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years of age)
  • Before & After School Age Programs: 6 to 12 years of age
    (with a "20%" clause allowing 4 kinders per program who are 3.8 - 5 years of age)
  • Satelite Before & After School Age Programs: 3.8 to 12 years of age
  • Summer / March Break / New Years Week / PA Days Programs: 3.8 to 12 years of age

Nursery School Duty Days

Families using the nursery school program take turns approximately once per month per child to volunteer and assist the staff and the children in their particular program. Families also provide daily snacks and beverages on their duty day which is scheduled on a rotating basis. If unable to do monthly duty days, paid duty people or other parents/caregivers are available for $25.00.


Each family is reponsible for making transportation arrangements for children attending the nursery school or day care programs. Children attending before & after school are picked up or dropped off by school busses. School bus transportation must be arranged by the family with the joint transportation consortium.

Programs Offered (Monday - Friday)

  • 2, 3, 4 & 5 day morning nursery school programs
    9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
    September to June, exluding Stat Holidays, Christmas Holidays, March Break, PA Days & Freezing Rain Days
  • 5 day full day preschool day care programs
    6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., with breakfast snack, lunch and afternoon snack provided
    all Year, exluding Stat Holidays & the week of Christmas
  • 5 day before & after school programs
    6:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., with breakfast snack provided
    3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., with afternoon snack provided
    September to June, exluding Stat Holidays, Christmas Holidays & March Break
  • 5 day full day Summer, March Break, New Years Week, PA Days (if required and possible)
    6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., with breakfast snack, lunch and afternoon snack provided
  • Respite care if space is available

Fees & Structure

  • Fees are set annually based upon expenses. Enrollment is based upon our first-come, first served waiting list.
  • Subsidies and special needs support may be available. Please contact The County of Renfrew Child Care office for information.


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