Welcome to Thistleoaks!

Located in the heart of Oakville's Kerr Village and close to the Oakville GO Station, Thistleoaks Child Care Centre has been providing the highest quality in child care since its opening in 1989. Our not-for-profit centre focuses on ensuring all children have the opportunity to succeed in programs that focus on active learning through exploration, play, and inquiry. We believe that all children thrive in programs where they and their families are valued as active participants and contributors. 


Under the tutelage of an experienced staff of ECEs and child care professionals that embrace the How Does Learning Happen curriculum, we provide full day care for children aged six weeks to 12 years on weekdays between the hours of 7:30am and 4:45pm (regularly being reviewed as regulations around COVID change). We also offer a variety of PD Day and summer camps for children in grades 1 through 7. Further, we offer full day kindergarten services as well as before and after school care with transportation to a number of local schools. Note that at this point in time, our before- and after-school program is closed due to COVID; we will provide updates on a potential opening in due course.

Our facility boasts a large, outdoor play area surrounded by greenspace to give a park-like setting with separate play areas and equipment to match the age and abilities of each class. In addition, Thistleoaks has its own peanut-free kitchen and prepares all food in-house daily.

View our virtual tour to see for yourself what Thistleoaks can offer you and your family. 

Screening Procedure

Effective Monday, March 21, 2022, Thistleoaks is no longer conductive active screening at drop-off. Families are asked to complete the online screener, linked below, before arriving at Thistleoaks. Thank you! 


Summer menus are now available! 


2021 Charitable Receipts are now available for pickup from the office. Thistleoaks is proud to be a registered charity since we first opened our doors, and will issue charitable tax receipts for monetary donations greater than $5. Call or email Cheryl to donate today, or submit your donation here! ​

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Children out for a walk by the lake
Children eating lunch
Children playing on tires
Costume day
Children playing on a slide
Children playing in the sandbox