Our focus is on a child’s needs. We believe in providing the highest standards of childcare possible.

All our Academies have unique features; biometric fingerprint access control, on-site kitchens and chefs, professional cleaning staff, large classrooms with lots of natural light, separate sleep rooms for infants, outdoor secure playgrounds and Liveview HD cameras.

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94 Garland Avenue, Burnside Business Park, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia




Class Days
Infant Full-Time
Toddler Part-Time
Toddler Full-Time
Pre-school Part-Time
Pre-school Full-Time

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-6:00pm
Friday 7:00am-6:00pm



Willobrae Academy SEEDS represents everything we do to ensure delivery of high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment

Willowbrae SEEDS

BodyBreak KID FIT educates children about daily physical activity, rest, healthy food, and positive lifestyle habits.

BodyBreak KID FIT

Willowbrae chefs prepare dietitian-designed snacks and lunches on site. Menus follow Canada’s Food Guide.

On-site Kitchen

Braeview is our exclusive on-line communication tool for parents and staff.

Communication Software

Academies are equipped with biometric access control with fingerprint scanning. Only authorized personnel can enter the premises.

Biometric Access

All classrooms and outdoor playgrounds are equipped with secure Liveview High Definition cameras.

Live View Cameras


Meet our Directors

Meet Childcare Academy Director Pamela Archibald

Pamela Archibald

Pam graduated from what is now known as the Jane Norman College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in 1994. As a lifelong learner who advocates for continuing education, she is currently working on completing her Child and Youth Study degree at Mount Saint Vincent University. Pam is excited to be part of the Willowbrae Academy family supporting families and building meaningful relationships that foster the growth and development of the whole child. She values the importance of the early years and its significance in building a strong foundation for success and growth throughout the life course. Her career has grown from working directly in the classroom with children from infants through to school age to owning and directing her own daycare and most recently held a position as director in a licensed childcare center. She loves spending time with the children (telling jokes and enjoying snuggles!) while following positive practices and the value of play-based learning. During her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and pets, outdoor excursions, music and poetry, and the next best seasons on Netflix.

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Meet Childcare Academy Director Pamela Archibald

Julie Patterson

Julie obtained her honors diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Science in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1997. Throughout her 23 years in the ECE field, Julie has worked in various settings from private childcare to large centers catering to military families in Halifax, owned and directed her own childcare facility, managed a club for school-age children, and has now found a new home with Willowbrae Academy. Throughout Julie’s career, she has focused her passions and childcare philosophy on play as the biggest learning/teaching tool, as all child development areas stem from play. Through play, we build relationships, the relationships foster trust, when we trust, we take risks and experiment, and through those risks and experiments, we learn. Julie is very excited to join the team at Willowbrae Academy and feels that she will complement their philosophy and continue to grow and learn alongside the children and team. In her free time, Julie can be found with her husband at a baseball field or basketball court watching their children or on a walking trail with her chocolate lab.

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Academy Photos

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