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

Drop-in Daycare / Stroller-break

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 Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am-12:00pm.

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 of transmission to parents. We are currently transitioning gradually to a group of up to 5 children.

Location

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 (April to November)

Originally created because of COVID-19, since we understood that many parents preferred to reduce their social contacts as much as possible, the stroller-break service offers one hour per week of respite to parents. Make an appointment with the daycare coordinator who will walk with your child in your stroller for 60 minutes! The service is available to parents with children 2 years and under.

 

About the Daycare Coordinator

Mother of two sons and coordinator of the daycare, Sabine Philippidès has over 6 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.