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Every year, the holiday season brings me a feeling of combined nostalgia and gratitude.

Of course, I get into holiday gift-giving. But the overriding feeling that characterizes the holidays for me is how incredibly lucky I am: to have a loving family, and to spend my days working to build happy little humans who will go out and do good in our world.


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Things to do
child cutting construction paper
child cutting construction paper
Things to do
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Little Bodies
Little Hearts
many little candles in the dark
many little candles in the dark
Little Hearts
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Little Minds
I Love to Read Storytime

At Brightling, we love to read every month. But in honour of February’s I Love to Read Month, we have a special story for you to enjoy. Click here to watch!

Brightling Services


Full-time, part-time & flexible casual childcare for infants through age 12

Family Events

Regular and annual family events



Reliable, safe school transportation


Innovative parent communication

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We believe in a higher standard of childcare and early learning.

Brightling Academy was founded and is still run by two elementary school teachers who recognize the value of child-centred early-years education on later success.

We see the potential of every child in our care, and know we can’t help them reach it without building meaningful relationships with them and their families. Brightling parents have peace of mind, knowing their child spends their days with our hand-picked, nurturing team of caregivers who are educated in childcare and early learning.

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Play and learning go hand-in-hand at Brightling

Alt text: Two-year-old Ethan loves superheroes and hopes to meet some at Disney with help from the Brightling community.

Little Ethan’s positivity has inspired the Brightling community. We are partnering with The Dream Factory to help send him to Disney to meet his favourite superheroes.

In Our Community

Brightling Childcare Academy has partnered with The Dream Factory to help send Ethan, a brave little Manitoban fighting a life-threatening disease, to Disney. If you can help, please click here.

A Letter From Ethan’s Family

‘We were ecstatic when we learned that we were expecting. For months we thought of what we would name our beloved boy. Finally, we decided on Ethan Leon. Ethan – just because, and Leon – because we loved Lions. We knew we were naming our boy after an animal symbolic for strength and courage. Little did we know though, how soon he would prove to live up to it. Read more…


What Our Families are Saying

“From our first day at Brightling, the skilled and caring staff have worked to help our family feel at home. My son joined near the end of his Preschool Room years, and is now in the School-Aged room; both environments have been warm, engaging and educational. We love the play-based approach to learning and the fun, creative ways that the staff encourage the kids to explore their imaginations. The facility is bright, clean and spacious, and the outdoor play space is the very best I’ve seen! The kids are well-cared-for and the staff is very responsive to any questions or concerns that realistically inevitably arise when you have that many small people together all day. Their summer programming also goes above and beyond in keeping things fresh for the School-Aged kids while they’re out of school. I would highly recommend Brightling to any family looking for care on which they can count.”

“The staff go out of their way to make our son feel welcome and loved each and every time he goes! They watch and listen to what he is feeling and adjust what is going on to fit his needs.”

“Our child has been with Brightling Academy for over 2 years now. I cannot express enough love and gratitude to the staff at Brightling in helping to mold and influence my child in such a positive, creative and loving atmosphere. The care providers have fostered an environment of genuine care, creative play and respect for the children. You know your child loves his/her daycare when even in weekends they want to go to daycare!! We are proud to say that we are a part of the Brightling family.”

“Seeking childcare when moving to a new city is always a concern. However, all our concerns were alleviated when our son started at Brightling Academy. He has found warmth and friendship amongst a wealth of learning environments and exciting activities. We could not be happier to have found such an excellent standard of care and early years education.”

“Brightling Academy made our family feel safe and comfortable during these very scary times. We were very well informed of all precautions ensuring a safe return to day care. Our girls are so happy to be playing with friends again!”

“Our experience with Brightling center started in the baby room. We were surprised from the activities and art the teacher was doing with the small ones. Today we are already in the preschool room, and we love to come to the daycare every day. Personal attention from all the teachers and managers, creative and educational activities, online updates and photos.”

“Our three sons are currently enrolled at Brightling Academy in the full-time program, part-time Kindergarten program and School-Age Program. All three programs are outstanding. Each teacher we have encountered are devoted and attentive to the care of the children often going above and beyond to accommodate the needs of each of our children such as allowing our youngest son to be near his older brothers if he is having a tough morning during drop-off. The Centre is bright, clean and well-stocked with all the toys and supplies that our children need and the outdoor play space is beautiful. The staff have become an extended part of our family. My husband and I and all 3 boys have loved the relationships we have formed at Brightling Academy and would absolutely recommend this top-quality daycare for any family.”

Brightling Childcare Academy is located on Treaty 1 territory and the traditional homeland of the Metis Nation. We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous ancestors of this land, and affirm our commitment to creating an equitable community on it.

© Brightling Childcare Academy 2021