About

Our Story

Bonnycastle Childcare Services is located in Surrey, British Columbia and was founded in 1991 by Fenella and Terry De Vaz. It started as a family daycare and eventually grew into a group daycare. Due to the quality of our services we were encouraged by parents to open additional childcare centres. We are a leading provider of daycare, Montessori education, and early childhood education services. Our staff and childcare centres provide a safe, inclusive learning environment enriched with values. We understand that each child is uniquely individual and deserving of a daycare environment that encourages social interaction, intellectual growth, curiosity, and learning. We help each child to reach their full potential by allowing them to experiment and express their own individuality.

We offer unique childcare programs at 5 different locations in the Guildford area of Surrey, British Columbia. Our facilities are:

  • Bonnycastle 1: Montessori Preschool Daycare
  • Bonnycastle 2: Before and After School Care
  • Bonnycastle 3: Multi-Age and Before and After School Care
  • Guildford Gardens Preschool Daycare

Our team of educators are carefully selected, well trained, and are qualified in current Early Childhood Education Courses. The Bonnycastle Childcare team work together to provide the best care for your children. The needs of each child are met by providing a child-centred curriculum that bases activities and programs on the interests and skills of each child. We promote social interaction, creativity, and mutual respect in our childcare programs. We provide safe and nurturing child care environments, and recognize that play is the medium through which children learn.

For more information about our services, please visit our services page.
Services

The Montessori Method

Maria Montessori understood that a rigidly structured approach to education does not work for everyone because each child learns at their own pace and in different ways. As a result, she created an environment to accommodate a wealth of interests. The Montessori method focuses on the individual needs of the student. Children are guided and given instruction as they pursue their own passions. This method of teaching allows children to learn because they want to learn not because they are told. At Bonnycastle Childcare Services we employ the Montessori method because of the practical skills, curiosity, and the hunger for learning that it instills in our children. In our 20+ years of experience it remains the most effective teaching pedagogy.