Welcome to Rockwood Nursery School!

About Us…

Who We Are…

Rockwood Nursery School is celebrating its 50th year of operation in our community! We proudly serve the town of Rockwood, Guelph Eramosa East, Acton and beyond.  We offer a large, bright and spacious setting for our nursery school programs. The Rockwood Nursery School (RNS) offers preschool and nursery school classes for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

As a non profit cooperative, we take pride in parental involvement, as it is a necessity for the continuation of our programs. Parents can volunteer in classes, and are required to volunteer as part of one of the many committees that make our school run. The school has an elected Board of Directors, consisting of parents who meet monthly with the teachers to handle the business of running the school. If you currently have a child enrolled at the school and would like to be part of the board, please email rnsboard@yahoo.ca. Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting each May.

Our Philosophy…

We offer a safe, nurturing and caring environment in which children are encouraged to develop their potential. Staff and parents work together to offer a stimulating setting for children to increase their sense of self-worth, with the following results:

  • Our children will learn to trust the teacher, other adults and other children
  • They will foster independence through being able to choose their own activities
  • They will learn cooperation through sharing, waiting one’s turn and being part of a group
  • They will learn to use materials properly and creatively
  • They will gain the skills required to succeed in their future education

What We Offer…

  • Licensed programs for Toddlers (18-36 months, diaper friendly), Preschool and 4 and 5 year old children
  • Enriched programs for JK/SK preparedness
  • Bright, open and large space, welcoming and safe environment
  • E.C.E and Montessori educated and experienced teachers (excellent ratios)
  • Circle time, story time, free play, crafts, nutritional snacks and physically active play daily
  • Opportunity for parental involvement in the program
  • Multiple learning centres and weekly themes to capture kids’ imaginations
  • High quality programming and low tuition fees due to co-operative program

Our Programs

WHEN: Monday & Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to 11:30am

DETAILS: This is a class for pre-school children turning 3 in 2016 and is run with one teacher and two volunteer parents.

COST: $150 per month

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WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 11:15am.

DETAILS: This is a class for children who are 18 months old as of September 2016. It runs with two teachers and two volunteer parents.

COST: $150 per month.

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WHEN: Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

DETAILS: This class is for both children who turn 3 in 2016 and those turning 4 or 5 and is similar to Group A but also accomodates both preparing pre-school children for entry into JK as well as supporting those already attending school. It is a non-helping class.

COST: $150 per month.

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WHEN: Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

DETAILS: This is an all day program designed for both pre-school and kindergarten age children. It runs with two teachers and does not require a parent volunteer. Full-time (i.e. every Friday).

COST: $165 and lunch is included.

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Package deals for some of the above classes are also available, please see our Program & Registration page.

Our Registrar, Jen Tulloch, can answer any further questions you may have about our programs and let you know availability of places.  Please call her at 519-341-4558 or e-mail.  You can also call the school during school hours at 519-856-4486.

We invite you to visit our school during school hours to have a look.  Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Creativity, Sharing, Learning, Fun…

We’ve made a pretty big impact in our community…

My daughters both attended Rockwood Nursery School for their preschool education. It couldn’t have been a more positive social and educational experience. The RNS teachers provide a nurturing and caring environment while helping the children explore the world around them. This positive preschool education made the transition into elementary school very smooth for both of them. I would highly recommend Rockwood Nursery School
Rachel, mom of Claire & Emma
As a mother of two busy boys I can’t comment enough about the great programming they were provided with at Rockwood Nursery School. They were not only able to craft but were also able to spend some of their exuberant energy riding cars and climbing on the climber. I also formed many friendships from working with other mothers on duty days and volunteering on the board
Vic, mom of Thomas & Robert
Between my two children I am now in my 6th year of Rockwood Nursery School and we have loved every minute of it. I along with my children have made some great friends over the years. It was very comforting to my kids to know other children from the community before they entered kindergarten. The teachers make every child feel special and make every day a fun and exciting adventure and for that I cannot thank them enough. We still have one more year at Rockwood Nursery School and I can’t wait to see what they have planned for this next year
Amanda, mom of Eric & Kate
We have been involved with the school for 5 amazing years. My kids learnt so much and made so many new friends. As a family, we had so much fun being a part of this school and the teacher’s really did make you feel part of something special. I look at my kids today, as they now are about to both be in school full time, and know that are better prepared for this after their time with Rockwood Nursery School. A truly wonderful school and community experience
Bridget, mom of Lexi & Callum