A day in the life of children at the Gibraltar Point Day Nursery.

Video by DL Productions




Welcome to our site!  Gibraltar Point Day Nursery is licensed and operate under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and are regulated by Toronto Public Health and Children’s Services.  We are a non-for-profit organization operating inside the Island Public Science School on the Toronto Island.  Gibraltar Point Day Nursery is a preschool program offering care and education from 8:00 a.m - 4:15 p.m. We provide care for children 2.5-4yrs of age and operate with a capacity of 16 children (1-8 adult -child ration).   Gibraltar Point Day Nursery does not offer before-and-afters school care. 

We are proud that the children consider us a safe home away from home.  Given that we are located at the Toronto Island the learning prospects are unlike no other.   Our children have the opportunity to experience a unique form of travel.  We provide escort services to and from the Toronto Island and city  by bus and boat. Children at our Centre have ample opportunities for discovery, children take part in daily excursions  to the nearby duck ponds, Franklin Garden, and serene strolls along the nearby beaches. 

Supporting Children's Development in a Natural Setting


Our Board of Directors

Gibraltar Point Day Nursery is a non-for-profit organization, operated by a parent Board of Directors licensed by the Ministry of Education and with a Purchase of Service Agreement with Toronto Children Services. 

Our Board of Directors is comprised of parents/guardians of the children enrolled in our program.  The Board operates on a 'governance model', setting guidelines and policies that determine the long-term direction of the organization and approves the overall budget for the operation of the facility.

The Board of Directors consist of four members: A President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. These members are parents of children currently enrolled in the program.  Annual General Meetings are held every fall to re-elect a Board of Directors.  


An Average Day

Photo Credit:  ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

When children enter the nursery room they enter a room full of learning materials and equipment ready for them to use.  Each activity centre is situated at the children’s level so that they are able to select materials at their leisure.  Because each child is an individual he/she is encouraged to explore the room at their own pace. 

Ultimately we strive to create a learning environment where children will feel safe, nurtured, and secure so they may feel free explore and understand the world around them. 


Thank you to our supporters

As a non-profit organization we rely heavily on our community and business for donations and contributions towards our fundraising initiatives.  We'd like to thank our sponsors and volunteers for their generous support towards our fundraising initiatives.