Lions Bay Saplings Program Registration

Hello Saplings families!

Welcome to the first year of Saplings in Lions Bay. We are very excited to have the opportunity to spend time with all of your amazing children.  We will be offering a flexible schedule for families, with hours from 7:30-5:30 

Due to the nature of the community in Lions Bay, we will run a multi-age program. Children ages 2.5-6 will be in the preschool class, and the after-school care program will be open for children ages 3-10. Forest School Programs lend very well to multi-age play, as children can play and explore at their own level. Mixed-aged classrooms have the benefit of “muddying” age-based comparisons and competition between children. Saplings chooses to run a multi-age program to make sure we are able to provide care for all the families who are interested.

Saplings' community is based on a fundamental respect for young people and their capacity to investigate, stretch their boundaries, and maintain curiosity in the world around them. We believe in a child's right to play; their right to access the outdoors (and in-particular a woodland environment); their right to access risk, thereby realizing the vibrant reality of the natural world; as well as their right to experience a healthy range of emotions through all the challenges of social interaction. Making use of the outdoors to create a unique learning environment creates fundamental skills that encourage each child to build a resilience that enables continued and creative engagement with their peers, and a continuous exploration of their own potential

Program Schedule

Preschool Program Monday- Friday (part-time and full-time options available)

Note on Fees:                                                                                  Lions Bay Saplings has applied for the The Child Care Operating Funding Program Fee reduction Initiative, we hope to provide a discount to each family (Please note that this amount could change or be withdrawn at any time)


  • Preschool Program 8:45-11:45

  • Preschool Program 11:45/2:45

  • Extended Day Preschool Program 8:45-2:45

  • Full Day Programs 7:30-5:30

  • Before and After School Programs 7:30-8:45, 2:45-5:30

Please note: prices are subject to change without notice.