Aurora Child Care, Ontario

(905) 841-7779

Willowbrae Childcare Academy offers programs to families

 for infants to school age children.

Why Choose Willowbrae Academy Aurora?

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Biometric Access

Live View Cameras

BodyBreak KID FIT

Willowbrae SEEDS

On-site Kitchen

Willowbrae has partnered with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod, of BodyBreak to develop BodyBreak KID FIT - a healthy-living initiative designed to educate children and parents about the importance of daily physical activity, rest & sleep, healthy food choices, and other positive lifestyle habits.

SEEDS represents everything we do to ensure delivery of high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.

Dietitian-designed snacks and lunches are prepared on site following Canada’s Food Guide and are prepared from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. 

Braeview is our exclusive on-line communication tool for parents and staff with extensive features including daily email reports sent to parents, a secure access area, functionality on mobile device.

Parents can feel reassured that their children are safe, as only authorized personnel can enter the premises via our biometric access control with fingerprint scanning. 

All classrooms and playgrounds are equipped with secure Liveview High Definition cameras which enables parents to view their child throughout the day in real time. 

Communication Software

- Mark P, 

"As a parents its essential to choose right daycare providers as they become crucial part of their development/safety. Our daughter loves going to willowbrae Academy- she started from infant room and had a seamless transition from infant to toddler room with equal caring of the teachers. Willowbrae Daycare is a safe, secure, supportive and stimulating environment where children are free to grow to their full potential."

"I am writing to say how pleased we are with the childcare provided by Willowbrae Academy. We drop our children off in the morning and we are comforted in the knowledge that our children are receiving the best care. We use both the preschool and before school programs and both our children love to go there.

The preschool teachers have an excellent rapport with the children and the things that they are learning are amazing. I believe that this program is an excellent precursor to going to school and I recommend that other families put their trust in Willowbrae too. Thank you for your continued care and support for our family.

- Tracy M, Hammonds

Academies designed by professionals with a focus on children's needs. 

At Willowbrae Childcare Academy in Aurora we realize the importance of providing a safe, secure environment for children. Our Academies are committed to putting each child’s well-being foremost. We offer a safe-haven for children and the peace of mind for parents knowing their children are safe.

Meet Our Director Nia Pantopicos

Nia was born and raised in Thornhill, Ontario and attended Seneca College, graduating with her ECE Diploma. She then attended York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology. Nia has also received a Montessori and PYP Certificate at International Baccalaureate. She is bilingual in English and Greek, along with a couple of other languages.

As a Director/Supervisor for Daycares, Montessori Schools and Academy’s, she has worked with children from 3 months old until 12 years of age. Nia has been teaching and supervised for 28 years. During her experience, she has developed program planning and worked with the Ministry of Education and the Health Department to obtain a full day license for the schools she was working with. Nia’s passion is helping children reach their potential in their individual way, keeping them interested and curious with questions on what they’re learning.

Infant Room

Toddler Room

Pre school Room

While the focus is still largely on their primary care, toddlers begin to take their first steps towards greater independence. We promote their development through play and natural exploration of their surroundings. We begin to lay the basis for positive social interaction and support their positive relationships with peers. We focus on using our words, being gentle with our friends, sharing, and turn taking.

Infancy is a wondrous period of growth and exploration. Our infant programs focus on building meaningful relationships with our families, built on trust, care and attention. By recognizing and acknowledging the needs of each individual child, infants feel secure and safe in their environment and thus creates a strong foundation to support the rapidly developing social, emotional and physical needs of infants while they explore the world around them.

Pre-school rooms are equipped with age and developmentally appropriate learning materials and activities reflect the interests of the group and are often child directed. We encourage and promote positive social interaction and develop the many tools necessary to ensure a positive transition to “big” school and a lifelong love of learning.

Before & After School Room

Our Before and After School Program is tailored to the interests and needs of school-age children with an emphasis on active play. Staff provide a relaxed and nurturing environment that assists children with individualized homework guidance, as well, they incorporate plenty of indoor and outdoor active play, including our BodyBreak KID FIT program.

Monday 7:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am-6:00pm

Thursday 7:00am-6:00pm

Friday 7:00am-6:00pm

Hours of Operation

Willowbrae Childcare Academy 


Affordable and quality Aurora childcare. Our child care academy delivers superior educational programs and resources.

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126 Wellington St West

Aurora,  Ontario

(905) 841-7779

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