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Day Care

COVID-19 Update: November 22, 2020
University Settlement Day Care is Open

Although the building at 23 Grange Road has been temporarily closed as of November 23, as part of the City of Toronto’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the University Settlement Day Care at 23 Grange Road remains open.

We’re continuing to implement enhanced health and safety protocols to maintain the high standards required to keep the children in our care, their families, and our staff safe.

If you would like more information please contact Ida Bertolini, Director of Day Care or call (416) 598-3444 ext. 246.

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Our Day Care provides families with quality child care programs. We are located at 23 Grange Road and are unique in that our facilities offer access to two separate playgrounds, a swimming pool, music school, gymnasium and an auditorium.

In addition, the Day Care is centrally located in beautiful Grange Park and is within walking distance to a number of cultural and educational attractions such as Kensington Market and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Day Care offers a full range of services to 54 children from infancy to five years of age.

The members of the University Settlement Day Care Community participate in a relationship whose primary objective is the care and education of infants and young children. We believe that the many dimensions of a growing child must be addressed in an atmosphere that is both nurturing and stimulating. Each child who attends the centre is provided with opportunities to develop these dimensions of self in a group environment that takes into account the orderly and predictable stages of development through which children pass.

Child Care
Child care services are offered to infants, junior toddlers, senior toddlers and preschool age children.

If you are interested in adding your name to our waiting list please fill out our Application Form and email or drop it off to our Director of Day Care. (See Attachment Application)

Subsidy Information:
You may be eligible for a subsidy. Subsidies are available through Toronto Children’s Services. Please contact them directly at (416) 392-5437 or at http://www.toronto.ca/children/subsidy.htm


We make sure your child is always learning and growing in our stimulating and interactive environments. This includes opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, language development through a Letter land program, dramatic play and block play as well as science and nature experiences. We believe in inspiring creativity through the arts like music and we encourage infant and toddler singing and art.

By creating a safe, secure and warm environment, children will develop independence, confidence and a positive sense of themselves and the world around them. With the care, respect and love we provide, children can develop to their full potential. Because we have access to a pool, a gym and computers we are able to offer enrichment programs for our little ones. They are all included in our fees.

Enrichment Programs

Swimming: Weekly swim program with emphasis on water exploration and water safety.
Music: Children explore the fundamentals of music through songs, finger plays and simple instruments.
Kindergym: Structured play activities that enhance the development of gross motor skills in a playful, co-operative atmosphere.
Dance: Preschool children engage in weekly sessions that incorporate creative movement, dance and rhythm games that are intended to invite the children’s interests and stimulate their creativity .
Computer Access: The Preschool and Senior Toddler programs have access to a computer and educational software.


Hours of Operation
The Day Care is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Centre is closed on statutory holidays.

Ida Bertolini
Director of Day Care
416-598-3444 ext. 246


Infant (Under 18 Months) – Full Time: $92.40/day
Toddler (18 Months to 30 Months – Full Time: $79.50 per day // Part Time: $85.00 per day
Preschool (30 Months to 4 Years) – Full Time:  $61.30 per day // Part Time: $66.50 per day

*includes cost of all statutory holidays

All parents are required to purchase a yearly annual membership fee of $20.00 plus HST 

Daycare Teachers

Our wonderful & Qualified Staff

We employ thirteen full-time staff, including a Director and a Cook who prepares two nutritional snacks and a well-balanced hot lunch on premises. Our staff are qualified professionals trained in Early Childhood Education. Teachers work together to establish and maintain a supportive, loving and non-judgmental environment for all children.

Our staff strives to provide experiences that invite children’s interests, stimulates their creativity and satisfies their desire to explore and discover. We always make sure that the people we hire are University Settlement material; we do thorough police reference checks, personal reference checks and we continue to provide the latest training to keep our staff ahead of the curve.

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