Licensed Child Care  (H&R MFRC)

Licensed Child Care

Our Children’s Centres are co-located with the H&R MFRC at 12 Wing Shearwater and Windsor Park. They are provincially licensed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, subject to the Nova Scotia Day Care Act and Regulations. Our Centres have a reputation for quality care and affordability, as well as staff who have an understanding of the unique experience of military life.

The H&R MFRC Children’s Centres are founded on the belief that children learn through active discovery and interactive play. To meet the needs of each developing child we will provide an active, inclusive environment with stimulating activities to enhance all areas of development. The children will be encouraged to direct their own play experiences through the use of adult arranged activities. These activities are chosen for their potential to engage and challenge, while promoting the child’s choice. 

We understand our Centres are often the preference for military families, however, should families not be able to access our Centres, our Directors and staff will work with families to discuss other child care options available within the community. Currently, there is a waitlist for both centres. The highest period for new enrolment happens in September, with some enrolment occurring throughout the year.  View our Licensed Child Care rates here.


The Windsor Park Children’s Centre is licensed for 62 spaces for children ages 3 months to 5 years offering Infant, Toddler and Preschool Programs. 

Location: 6393 Homefire Crescent, Halifax (Windsor Park)
Hours: 6:30am – 6pm Monday to Friday
Two snacks and lunch are provided daily.


The Shearwater Children’s Centre is licensed for 161 spaces for children ages 3 months to 12 years offering Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School Aged and Part Day Preschool Programs. 

Location: 30 Provider Road, Shearwater (12 Wing Shearwater)
Hours: 6:30am – 6pm Monday to Friday
Two snacks and lunch are provided daily.


Due to school bus service, this program is only available to students attending Tallahassee Community School, Seaside Elementary School, Eastern Passage Education Centre, École Beau Joli and École du Carrefour.


Full day care for March Break may also be available to those not already enrolled in the School Aged program.