1065 Ramsey Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario
K2B 7Z9

Ph: (613) 829-8939
Fax: (613) 829-1533

Director: Pat Mains

E-mail: Patricia.mains@ottawa.ca


Mission and Philosophy

Recognizing that children’s experience during their early years directly affect their quality of the lives, it is Foster Farm Children Care Centre’s goal to meet the social, physical, intellectual and emotional needs of children.

To grow into responsive and responsible individuals, they first need to accept themselves as they are, regardless of developmental differences. Through support, assistance and direction, children come to understand their potential and to gain the knowledge necessary to deal with life’s everyday experiences.

Target Population

2 to 5 years of age


1 Supervisor, 4 Early Childhood Educations/Teachers, 1 Full-time Cook and 1 Part-time Housekeeper


Foster Farm Child Care Centre occupies a signification portion of the ground level of the Foster Farm Apartment. Renovations were made to convert apartment units to playrooms on the north side of the building. An secure, outdoor play area is located behind the building and is made available to children.


Foster Farm Child Care Centre does not provide any free transportation, however, it is accessible by public transportation.

Days and Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, full-days, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Statutory Holidays

Maximum Number of Children

32 children

Child to Staff Ratio


Services for Children

The Centre provides both indoor and outdoor free play activities, as well as more structured learning period known as Circle or group time or meeting time. During this time, children are divided by age. However, throughout the rest of the day, the children play together freely. Educational field trips and special excursions are provided throughout the year.

Foster Farm Child Care Centre, first and foremost, wants children to have fund during their outdoor play – learning through their play and exploring the world around them. Foster Farm will give children opportunities to:

  • Develop their gross motor skills, through such activities as climbing, running, biking.
  • Develop their social skills, through co-operative games and sharing of equipment.
  • Enjoy fresh air and exercise on a daily basis, as weather permits.
  • Develop an appreciation of nature and their outdoor environment, and to observe the changes around them, such as the changing seasons

Services for Parents

The Centre aims to support and enhance the parenting role of families.

Agency Information

Foster Farm Child Care Centre is owned and operated by the:

The City of Ottawa