New Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre Will Open in September

Posted On Tuesday March 26, 2019

ABOYNE - The Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre will begin providing child care on Tuesday, September 3. The new child care centre is located on the Wellington Place campus in Aboyne, across from the Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home. This building was made possible by capital funds from the Ministry of Education and the County of Wellington.

Designed by the award winning +VG architectural firm, the new $3.7 million dollar child care and learning centre offers 64 spaces for children in Wellington County from birth to four years of age.

"The County of Wellington is pleased to announce an opening date for the new Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre," said Warden Kelly Linton. "This centre will provide 64 much needed child care spaces to support many families across Wellington County to participate in the labour force or educational activities."

There are currently 200 children on the waitlist. County staff will be calling parents and guardians currently from the waitlist during the week of June 24 to confirm their space. Only families who have secured a space in the programme for the September 3 opening date will be contacted.

"The physical design of this centre focuses on the importance of relationships between children, families, educators and the community while exploring the beautiful natural setting this location offers. Promoting a sense of belonging and freedom to explore is critical to healthy growth and development in the early years," commented Luisa Artuso, Director of Children’s Early Years Division.

To inquire about a child care space at the Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre, please contact: Amanda Raaymakers, Child Care Administration, at 519.837.3620 x 3840 or visit


Media, please contact:
Luisa Artuso, Director of Children’s Early Years Division
County of Wellington
T: 519.837.2600 X 3970

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