Welcome to our website where you can find many different services for families living in downtown Montreal.

Drop-in Daycare

The drop-in daycare welcomes children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Offered twice a week, exclusively to Peter-McGill families, this free service accommodates children for 3 hours at a time in a safe, warm and colourful space.

Who can access the daycare?

The drop-in daycare welcomes children ages 18 months to 5 years. The service is free for families who live in Peter-McGill*, regardless of citizenship or residency status. 

How often can I use the daycare?

Children can attend the daycare twice per week for 3 hours each. Currently the daycare operates on Monday to Thursday from 9:30am-12:30pm.

What should I bring?

Parents are asked to provide a snack, a change of clothes and diapers. You are welcome to bring a stuffed animal for your little one but we have lots of toys here too! For more information, please contact us below.

How many children are in the daycare at a time?

While the daycare usually welcomes 6 children, we have reduced capacity to 3 children during the pandemic to reduce risk to parents.


The daycare is located near Atwater & Ste. Catherine Streets at a local community organisation. Full details will be sent to all registered families.

Stroller break service (currently suspended)

With COVID-19, some parents may prefer to reduce contact as much as possible. Make appointment with our daycare coordinator to take your child for a walk in their stroller for 60-minutes. This service is available to parents with children under 2 and a half years old.

About the Daycare Coordinator

Mother of two sons and coordinator of the daycare, Sabine Philippidès has over 5 years of experience working in Montreal daycares. She has completed various trainings in early childhood, most notably from the Québec association of community daycares.

More information

Tel: (438) 377-9382

Email: info@famillescentreville.org

*Peter-McGill is the western part of downtown Montreal, located below the Mount-Royal Park and between University and Atwater streets, and down to highway 720. You can find a detailed map here. Eligible postal codes are: H2X, H3A, H3G, H3H, H3V, H3Y and H3Z.