Welcome to YMCA Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre!

YMCA Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre is a fully accessible, warm and welcoming environment for families with children ages three months to five years. Nestled in the heart of downtown Halifax, our YMCA Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre offers unsurpassed views of the scenic Halifax Harbour. Our qualified YMCA Early Childhood Educators apply your child’s interests to help shape their learning experience.

We offer:

  • Optimal learning experiences
  • A warm, friendly, and safe environment
  • An encouraging atmosphere where children can be themselves and learn at their own pace
  • Signature YMCA Playing to Learn  Curriculum – Playing to Learn allows childrens’ interests to guide their learning
  • Grand Friends Program – allowing children and seniors to get together by playing games, singing songs, and making crafts
  • Inclusive Programming

The YMCA Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre works to ensure that every child has the ability to fulfill their potential.

 What should I know before registering my child?

  • Due to many severe and possibly life-threatening allergies, YMCA Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre is a completely peanut free daycare facility.
  • Subsidies are available! Eligibility is based on your family’s income, finances and social need. For more information, please click here.
  • We offer unique curriculum that makes us stand out from other daycares. These programs include Grand Friends, and Playing to Learn.
  • We welcome children of all abilities, and are a family-centered, bias-free environment.

What makes our Early Care programs special?

  • Signature YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum which allows children to learn through their play and interests
  • Foundations of Numeracy, Science, Technology, Language, Reading, Writing, and the Arts
  • Unique Scheduling – your child naps when they need to, no set “nap time” – we try and keep our Centre as similar to your home as possible
  • Experienced, and friendly staff who are educated on the individual needs of the room
  • Parents receive daily updates from Educators
  • Monthly Centre newsletters to keep you informed
  • Access to Community YMCA gym facility
  • Participation in our Grand Friends Program which introduces children to Seniors in their community through fun and play
  • Nutritious snacks & meals
  • Fresh air

Additional Resources

For more information, please click the links below.

Parent Handbook


YMCA Playing to Learn Brochure

Contact us today for a tour!
Phone: (902) 492-3622 Option 1
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
1969 Upper Water Street
Purdy’s Wharf Tower II, Suite 207
Halifax NS
B3J 3R7