Children's Garden Nursery School
Children's Garden Nursery School
1847 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E4
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Jeanette Hughes

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Children's Garden Nursery School

Children's Garden Nursery School

1847 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E4

School Type:
Academic,  Liberal Arts
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
$4,800 to $16,000 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
5 to 8
Day: 106 (Gr. Nursery/Toddler-SK)

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Contact Name:
Jeanette Hughes

Phone Number:

School Address
1847 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E4

About this school:

Celebrating 30 years!! Children’s Garden Nursery School is proud to provide an exceptional school experience for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten aged children. We offer both half day and full day programs. Speciality programs include French, Sportball, Music and Drama. NEW AFTERNOON PROGRAMS 2015/2016 SCHOOL YEAR; Alpha-Mania (phonemic awareness), Mini Masters (art appreciation), Handwriting Without Tears (printing program) and Junior Kindergarten French Immersion (preparation for French Immersion in Public School).

More information on Children's Garden Nursery School
Children's Garden Nursery School is an academic, liberal arts, day school in Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for various grades with enrolment of 106 students. Children's Garden Nursery School has an average class size of 5 to 8 students and has a tuition of $4,800 to $16,000 per year. Founded in 1986, this private school does not require students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English with Partial French immersion .

Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • October 15, 2015Fall Open House
    Children's Garden Nursery School, 1847 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, October 15 from 05:00 am - 07:00 am

    Please feel free to drop-in anytime between the hours of 5pm and 7pm.

    We are now taking applications for the 2016/2017 school year.

    Hope to see you then!

Principal's Message


Pauline Foulkes, Director/Principal

Welcome to Children's Garden Nursery School!

I have been very fortunate to call Children's Garden my 'home away from home' since our doors opened in our one and only location back in 1986. Over these years, my goal as Director /Owner of the school has always been to maintain integrity with all aspects of the school environment and for children to receive the highest quality of programming.
My commitment to the children is to provide them with both a solid educational and social foundation during these early informative years.
My commitment to parents is to always be accountable and to fulfill their expectations of an excellent program for their children.
I could not meet any of my commitments without my wonderful staff.  Although we have a professional workplace, our ability to have fun with the children while working together is what gives Children's Garden Nursery School a welcoming atmosphere the moment you walk through the doors. It is important to me that all of my staff are respected, valued, treated equally and that working at Children’s Garden Nursery School is not just a job, but a way to express their true passion and what they do best….teach children!
I hope that you come and visit us and get to see first-hand why thousands of children have started their educational journey at Children’s Garden Nursery School over the past 30 years.



Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day Rolling

Application Requirement:

Application Form must be submitted before booking of individual tour.

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    Nursery/Toddler 10 - 0
    Preschool 1 - 15
    JK 1 - 4
    SK 1 - 4

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $4,800 to 16,000 CDN

Stories & Testimonials


Handwriting Without Tears®

Children's Garden Nursery School is now offering Handwriting Without Tears as a stand alone program on Monday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please visit our website www.childrensgarden.ca for more information on this excellent printing program.


New Mini-Masters program starting September 2015

Children’s Garden Nursery School Is excited to announce that we will be offering new afternoon programs starting in September.

Please go to our website for www.childrensgarden.ca for more information.


New Alpha-Mania program starting September 2015

Children’s Garden Nursery School Is excited to announce that we will be offering new afternoon programs starting in September.

Please go to our website for www.childrensgarden.ca for more information.




We are so pleased with the Kindergarten Enrichment Program at Children's Garden Nursery School. Our son currently attends SK in the morning and we have him enrolled in the Two Afternoon Kindergarten Enrichment Program at Children's Garden Nursery School. Our son has benefited greatly from the small class sizes, attentive teachers and creative teaching approaches. The teachers work hard to foster independence and confidence in each child by helping each child be successful by targeting the unique qualities of each child."

Nikki and Justin Flowerday  ...


Before starting at Children's Garden in 2010, we shopped around several preschools in the area, interviewed them, did site visits and even sat in on a class.  All of them seem to offer pretty much the same thing in terms of curriculum, but there seemed to be a common element missing amongst all of them that left us feeling unsettled....until a friend recommended Children's Garden Nursery School.  After talking with Pauline and touring the space, we hadn't even made it out of the parking lot before turning to each other and saying "This is the one."  We did not know at the time how right we were.  Children's Garden is a truly special place.  Having been part of the school for over two years now, I think there are a few things that set it apart from any other preschool.  First, the incredible sense of community and belonging.  The staff have created an incredibly caring, nurturing environment for not just the kids but for the families too.  Your child isn't the only one who belongs to Children's Garden - you do too.  Second, they have an incredible way of bringing out the best in each child and helping them to truly shine as individuals.  It is amazing to watch all of the children grow in confidence and self-esteem as each of their unique talents are brought to the forefront.  Third, the exceptionally strong relationship between the Parent Committee and the Administration and teachers.  Everyone works together to provide the best opportunities and make continual improvements for the benefit of our kids.  The Administration and the teachers go far above and beyond in all things big and small for the kids through special events, class outings, holidays, performances.  It is truly more than we ever expected.  I asked my son if there was anything he didn't like about Children's Garden.  He thought about it for a moment and said, "Only that I can't go to school there forever." ...


Branksome Hall has a valued relationship with Children's Garden Nursery School. We look forward to working with families and finding a good fit for CGNS students in our welcoming environment, which features a liberal arts curriculum and many opportunities for co-curricular activities. Students who have come out of Children's Garden Nursery School into Branksome make a smooth transition into our learning environment.


In the News


June 29, 2015 - Graduating Class of 2015!

The Children's Garden Nursery School kindergarten students enjoyed a year-end assembly highlighting the Graduating Class of 2015! ...

Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Summer camps/program

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Half-day kindergarten
  • Lunch program


  • Acting
  • Drawing
  • Music history
  • Painting
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Creative writing
  • Public speaking


  • English
  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Computer programming


  • Drama Club


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem development
  • Whole Child

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational

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