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 team of Educators focused on Ontario's Framework for Child Care: "How Does Learning Happen", we provide full day care for children aged six weeks to 12 years on weekdays between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm. We are pleased to be reopening our School Age program in Fall 2022, servicing Oakwood Public School and providing full day care on non-instructional days (PA days, March Break, Winter Camp, and Summer Holidays)

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.

Please call or message today to set up a tour to see for yourself what Thistleoaks can offer you and your family. 


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! ​

Screening Procedure

Effective July 2022, on site screening and the mask requirement has been lifted. Families are encouraged to still complete COVID screening prior to coming to the program. Please note that the exclusion period for fevers is increased to 48 hours fever free during the pandemic.

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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