The Owl's Nest Licensed Preschool - Now Open


Monday to Friday, 7:45am-5pm

Panorama is excited to offer a full day preschool for ages 30 months – 5 years old at Greenglade Community Centre. The licensed preschool will focus on creating a nurturing learning environment to empower children’s curiosity, exploration and creativity. Children will have access to the vast amenities at Greenglade including the natural outdoors, gymnasium, community garden, pottery studio and special activities such as dance, yoga, language, arts, and sports.

“Children are curious and capable learners that are best supported through a strong and connected partnership between families and educators. We will provide a gentle, calm, nurturing space rich with possibilities. Children are welcome to direct their own learning, to create, and to explore their theories about the world through visual art, dramatic play, or whatever strikes their fancy. We value the ideas of children; as educators we will offer materials through observations of the group and respond to emerging curiosities. Ample opportunity to play and learn outdoors is provided in our play yard and natural environment to support physical, social, and cognitive development. We see children as both community members and individuals with their own unique gifts to be celebrated. We create, we explore, and we belong.” Our educators, Freya and Anita.

Meet our Early Childhood Educators

Freya Perraton, ECEfreya

My career in early learning began in 2006 when I became a home daycare provider. I moved to Sidney in 2014, and since have enjoyed building connections in the town I spent summers in as a child. I have spent the last five years working in co-operative preschool education in Victoria and am excited to bring my passion for the early years back to the Saanich Peninsula. My early year’s education began at Pacific Rim, continued at Camosun College, and I am working towards my Child and Youth Care bachelors at the University of Victoria. In my down time I enjoy camping, hiking with my dogs, and the visual arts. I am dedicated to helping families and children build community in the early years and enjoy finding magic in the everyday!

Anita Dzus-Spady, ECEanita

My name is Anita Dzus-Spady, and I have been a visitor to these lands since 2006. I became interested in early education as my three children began their journey through the public school system and have been actively involved in our local school PACs since 2014 and am proud to be the current PAC President at Sidney Elementary. I have several years’ experience working with children in a variety of settings, most recently as an Early Childhood Assistant at a local preschool for three years. I obtained my Early Childcare Educator (ECE) certificate from Camosun College and will acquire my diploma this August with a specialization in inclusive care. This Fall I will be continuing my education through UVIC pursuing my Bachelor of Child and Youth Care. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and my pets (ask me about ragdolls and golden retrievers)! I also love to read a good book and am willing to take any recommendations.

The preschool program is currently full for September 2021. If you are interested in joining our waitlist check here for further information.


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