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

Southland Leisure Centre offers Playschool, Tot's Gym Time, seasonal programs for preschoolers and babysitting. Your preschool aged children can play, learn, and get exercise while you take advantage of our classes, pool and other amenities.

Playschool (school year)

Our Playschool offers an educational approach incorporating recreational activities that provides preschool aged children with skills and awareness, emphasizing the value of learning through play, ultimately contributing to life long patterns of active living. Southland Leisure Centre (SLC) and Village Square Leisure Centre (VSLC) offer Playschool programs for children 2Y – 4Y from September to June.
Registration is ongoing throughout the year, based on availability.
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.

Registration for playschool

2 year old program - Your child must be 2 years old by October 31, 2016 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, 2017 and they do not have to be toilet trained.
3 year old program - Your child must be 3 years old by October 31, 2016 and MUST be fully toilet trained. If you are unsure if your child will be toilet trained please register in the 2 1/2 - 3 year old class.
4 year old program - Your child must be 4 years old by March 1, 2017 and MUST be fully toilet trained. 
  • Classes run September 2016 to June 2017.
  • Registration is open.
  • No classes on statutory holidays and scheduled playschool breaks.
 For more information please call 403-648-6555.

 Payment options 

  • 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. (Please see Step 2 on the Registration for Recreation Programs page for details).
  • Siblings attending the programs simultaneously will be given a 10% discount off the least expensive program.
Class Price
1 day class $690.00/year or $69.00/month​
2 day classes $1,300.00/year or $130.00/month
3 day classes ​$1770.00/year or $177.00/month (2Y)
​$1,800.00/year or $180.00/month
5 Day classes ​$2,870.00/year or $287.00/month
​Pick your day ​$20/day
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."

Kinder Room drop-in
Kinder room at Southland

Come and experience our new Kinder Room. Encourage your child as they race through tunnels and over the suspension bridge to a soft landing down one of the five slides. Scale the climbing wall to new adventures and let their imagination run wild as they build with the soft, gigantic blocks. Children will be a blur of constant motion as they explore their way through exhilarating non-stop fun.
Drop-in fee: $5.20
Pass holders:
Schedules: Preschool schedule
Maximum participants: 15 children (first-

Tots Gym Time Drop-in

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 Drop-in

Bring your energy and imagination.
Drop-in fee: $5.20/child
Pass holders: free 
Maximum ratio: 15 children (first-come, first-served basis)
Ages: walking - 4 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.