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Playschool, preschool age drop-in programs and babysitting at Southland Leisure Centre

Southland Leisure Centre offers Playschool (school year and seasonal programs), drop-in preschool programs and babysitting service. Your preschool aged children can play, learn, and be physically active while you take advantage of our classes, pool and other amenities.

Playschool - school year (September to June)


Our Playschools offer preschool children an active and engaging opportunity to learn physical, and social skills. The children are taught active play, songs, activities, arts and crafts. They learn skills that help build the foundations of being active for life, while preparing them for school.

Your preschooler will grow and develop through a variety of activities that emphasize social, physical, intellectual and emotional development with the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable instructors.

2 year old program ​Your child must be 2 years old by October 31, 2017 and they do not need to be toilet trained
2 1/2 year old program ​Your child must be 3 years old by March 1, 2018 and they do not have to be toilet trained
3 year old program ​Your child must be 3 years old by October 31, 2017 and must be toilet trained
4 year old program ​Your child must be 4 years old by March 1, 2018 and must be toilet trained

Playschool schedule and fees chart.


Registration for 2017 - 2018 school year starts February 13 at 8 a.m. and is ongoing throughout the year, based on availability. For more information contact the program supervisor at 403-648-6582.
  • Online registration - recommended for credit card payment - you will need to provide your account information (client user name and account PIN). If you do not have an account, visit get ready to register.
  • In person registration at Southland Leisure Centre - recommended for other payment methods.

Payment options

Due to a registration system change occurring for the 2017-2018 school year, we recommend online registration. A $25 non-refundable administration fee will be charged at time of registration.
  • Monthly scheduled payment - in person at Southland Leisure Centre ONLY with a valid credit card or direct debit. Note: A $25 administration fee will be added to this option.
  • Payment in full - online with a valid credit card or in person at Southland Leisure Centre. You must have a recreation account and PIN # prior to registering. Visit get ready to register if you do not have an account.
  • Siblings attending the programs simultaneously will be given a 10% discount off the least expensive program.

Pick your day Playschool - flexible and affordable
This flexible playschool option allows you to choose from one day a week or all five, just pay for the day/classes you choose at the time of registration and you can add day/classes throughout the year as you require.

Parent testimonials

 "The teachers were absolutely amazing. They created a welcoming, supportive and engaging environment for my child. It's an amazing feeling to know that you are leaving your child in a safe, caring, supportive and educational place. Would recommend to everyone."
"I love this program and have loved all the teachers. This is my sixth year with the playschool program at Southland Leisure Centre."

"Our child loves the variety of activities and is making great friends."

"We believe that the use of the Leisure Centre facilities really increases the value and fun."

Playschool - seasonal

Non-parented programs for ages 2 - 5 years old.

Visit the online program guide and search "playschool" for a full list of programs.

Drop-in programs

Kinder Room

Kinder room at Southland
Come play with your child on our incredible indoor play structure. Race through tunnels, over a suspension bridge, and slide down our five slides. Let imaginations run wild creating structures with gigantic soft building blocks. Adult supervision is required.
Drop-in fee: $5.45/child
Pass holders:
Schedules: Preschool schedule
Maximum participants: 15 children (first-come, first-served basis)

Tots Gym Time

This program is geared for parent tot teams with emphasis on fun and discovery in a safe ‘just for tots’ environment. A certified instructor is present to assist parents as they guide their preschooler in exploring the gymnastic equipment. Trampoline may also be available. For safety reasons, please do not bring infant siblings to class and there is a maximum of two children (walking to 4Y) per adult.

Maximum 24 participants.

Active Play

Bring your energy and imagination to our indoor play space. Roll, jump, throw, and more while being creative with various active play equipment. Adult supervision is required.
Drop-in fee: $5.45/child
Pass holders: free
Maximum ratio: 15 children (first-come, first-served basis)
Ages: walking - 5 years + adult

Babysitting Service

Attend one of our many programs or activities while your child visits our babysitting room.

No booking required. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parents must remain in the building.

Rates: Babysitting fees 
Schedules: Babysitting schedule