Please review the Safety Guidelines before applying for nursery school programs.
This document will be reviewed and revised as new information is shared by the Ministry of Education and Ottawa Public Health.
Following the traditional school year our Toddler Program (18 to 30m) and Preschool Program (2.5 to 4.5 yrs) run from September through mid-June. In the summer we offer KinderCamp, 4-weeks of themed camps for children 2.5 – 6 years. Some of our staff have worked with the preschoolers of MNS for two generations! We select our teachers for their skills, education, teaching style and experience within early childhood education. To learn about our current teaching staff, please visit our About Page.
“Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.”
Why Nursery School?
While participating in our programming, families have opportunities to be involved in their child’s learning environment. Volunteer possibilities are offered but not mandatory.
MNS offers high-quality play-based education within a supportive community of parents and professionally qualified teachers. We believe that children excel by learning through play in a safe and nurturing environment.
Register for MNS
Our school year runs from September through mid-June each year. Registration begins in March and continues through September. After September, spaces may still be available. Call us to discuss your needs anytime, no matter how late in the school year!
Step 1: Call us to discuss your needs.
Step 2: Request a copy of our Member Handbook. This Handbook will provide you with information about our school, its programs and other aspects of being a member of the Metcalfe Nursery School.
Step 3: Once you’ve decided to proceed with the registration, please complete the following:
Submit these, along with your $75 non-refundable registration fee and post-dated cheques (Payable to Rural Family Connections) for the school year (e-transfer option is also available), as described in the Registration Form. Bring your registration materials to the Nursery School during program hours (8140 Victoria Street, lower level) or to our Rural Family Connections office at 8243 Victoria Street, Lower Level.
Step 4: Apply on-line for a Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector by following this link: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Police-Record-Checks.aspx A completed Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) form is required by the Ministry of Education as part of becoming a member at our school.
Note: There is a fee for the Police Records Check. As a volunteer, you can have this fee reduced by requesting a Fee Waiver Letter from the school Director. Call us to request a Fee Waiver Letter.
MNS KinderCamp is a summer camp program for children ages 2 ½ to 6 years. Beginning in July, Kindercamps runs over 4 individual weeks, each with it’s own special theme. Children participate in a variety of activities including outdoor and indoor creative play, crafts, science activities and games. KinderCamp provides quality care for your child in a safe and stimulating environment along with summertime fun!
KinderCamp is a July summer camp program for children aged 2.5 to 6 years. We include lots of outdoor play, crafts and science activities. Registration begins mid-March and continues until the spaces are filled. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. KinderCamp schedules and registration details are available in the Register for KinderCamp section below beginning in mid-March each year. If you would like to join our mailing list, please contact us to get on our mailing list.
Register for KinderCamp
To Register for KinderCamp, complete the following:
- Immunization Form (City of Ottawa)
- The Registration form and information will be available in March 2022
Bring your registration materials and fees to our Rural Family Connections office at 8243 Victoria Street, Lower Level, or call the main office 613-821-2899 to arrange e-transfer for fees and alternate drop off methods.
Registration is confirmed when your child’s form and fees are delivered.