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Nursery Schools

The Nursery School is operated by the Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation which has a seven member Board of Directors made up of parents, community members and Ottawa Catholic School Board representatives. The Child Care Corporation is a non profit organization that is facilitated by the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Early Learning Services Department.

The Nursery School program can accommodate a maximum of 24 preschool children; however, in order to maintain quality, safety and financial viability the program may be capped at group sizes smaller than this if necessary. Children between the ages of 31 months and 5 years of age as of September 1st are eligible for the preschool program. At the discretion of the program, children between the ages of 24 and 30 months may be enrolled up to a maximum of 20% of the licensed capacity. Records of immunization are required prior to admission to the program.


In order to meet the needs of the community and to ensure the financial stability for the non-profit nursery school, the following conditions apply:

  • Monthly fees are: 2 mornings per week $145, 3 mornings per week $175, 2 afternoons per week $145
  • All registrants are required to provide a $40 registration fee per family at the time of registration. This fee is non refundable
  • Fees must be paid by pre-authorized debit and will be withdrawn once a month on the 15th of the month of service (or next business day)
  • To reserve a space, the fees must be paid whether the space is occupied or not ie. illness or vacation

Withdrawal Policy

Parents wishing to withdraw prior to August 1st are asked to notify the program as soon as possible to allow the opportunity for others to access the space. Parents wishing to withdraw their children from the program after August 1st, must provide the program with a written notice a minimum of one full calendar month prior to the withdrawal date. There will be no partial month credit. No refunds will be provided for notice withdrawals after April 1st as it is not feasible to fill the space for such a short time. Please see the example below for a better understanding.  

Example: Withdrawal date effective March 1

1) Notice given on or before February 1st

  • Withdrawal made for February fees as per schedule
  • Termination of pre-authorized debit (PAD) agreement

2) Notice given any time after February 1st

  • Withdrawal made for February fees as per schedule
  • Last withdrawal made for March fees in lieu of proper notice
  • Termination of pre-authorized debit (PAD) agreement

Hours of Operation

Charlemagne Nursery School is open for children between 9:00 - 11:30 am for morning programs and 1:00-3:30 pm for afternoon programs. In order to ensure the smooth running of the nursery school and for the security of your child, the pick up times must be respected. Children will attend for 41 weeks between September and June. The specific opening and closing dates will be determined on an annual basis. The program is closed for all statutory holidays, as well as two weeks at Christmas and one week at March Break.

How to Register

Please contact the following locations to register for the upcoming school year.

Charlemagne Nursery School
St. Peter High School
750 Charlemagne Boulevard
Orléans, Ontario K4A 3M4 

Phone: 613-834-0081