PlayCare is an interactive, learn through play environment for children aged six months to eight years. Our experienced staff interact with each child using play-based, child-centered activities including creative arts, puzzles, sensory explanation, dramatic play and more.
PlayCare Hours of Operation
|Hours of Operation|
|Monday to Friday||9:00 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday evenings||5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.|
|Saturdays||9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.|
|Sundays & Statutory Holidays||Closed|
Please keep in mind, we regularly evaluate PlayCare hours of operation to better reflect its usage.
|Up to 2 hours per visit|
Unlimited Monthly Passes
Available for children ages 6 months to 8 years.
PlayCare is available only to parents/guardians who remain on site at all times that their child(ren) is in the drop-in program.
(As per the ‘Child Licensing Regulations Act’)
Please bring a healthy nut-free snack and water, indoor shoes, labeled Ziploc bag with an extra set of clothes.
PlayCare is located on the 2nd floor west end, next to the Jungle Play Place.
Reservations can only be made during hours of operation by calling 780-357-7534 or in person in PlayCare. Eastlink members can book one week in advance. Non-members may call the day of to reserve their child a spot. Space is limited and is filled on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are held for 5 minutes past the reservation check in time.
If you are an Eastlink Centre member, you have the advantage of making reservations a week in advance, however, please be aware that a 24 hr cancellation policy is in effect.
- *Note: Our PlayCare policy is 24 hours’ notice to cancel a reservation with no charge. This time frame gives our clients on the wait list, the opportunity to get a spot.
- If cancelling with less than 24 hours’ notice, there is a fee equal to half the cost of the missed time slot.
- If the parent does not call and does not bring their child in for the spot booked, there will be a few equal to the full cost of the hours missed. NO exceptions.
Drop-in spaces may be available every day on first-come, first-served, based on availability. However, if you choose to drop-in, please note space may not be available as staffing is determined by pre-reserved spots. It is recommended that you call ahead to confirm space is available.
Note*: Drop-in spaces can only be used in one hour blocks to a maximum of 2 hours. For example: If you need your child to be in PlayCare for 1.5 hrs you will pay for 2 hours of care.
Unlimited Monthly Pass:
Unlimited monthly passes will allow you to come as often as you like over the course of the month during hours of operation. Visits can be used in one hour blocks to a maximum of 2 hours. We recommend that all bookings are made several days prior and ideally no later than the day prior due to high demand. We want to ensure that we will always have a spot available for your child and that we have enough staff in the classroom.
Please remember that for the children’s safety we have a capacity of 20 children at a time in the classroom. As soon as a spot opens up we will contact you so that you can use the drop-in service on that day.