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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1714 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Timberlea, Nova Scotia




Class Days
Infant Part-Time
Infant Full-Time
Toddler Part-Time
Toddler Full-Time
Pre-school Part-Time
Pre-school Full-Time
School Age Full-Time
Pre-Primary Before and After School Full-Time

Hours of Operation

Monday 6:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday 6:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 6:30am-6:00pm
Thursday 6:30am-6:00pm
Friday 6:30am-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 Director


Denise Martin

Dee’s formal education in Early Childhood Development and Education are from St Joseph’s College of Early Childhood Education (now known as the Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education), as well as Child Developments and Child Psychology from Mount St. Vincent and Dalhousie Universities. She has worked in the field with all age groups since 1980. She is also a founding partner with the John Maxwell Group of Leaders and is a certified teacher, trainer, speaker and coach on leadership with the John Maxwell Team. Her passion is working with families and children to develop strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills that will prepare children for a bright and successful future.  She has taught parenting workshops and continuing education credits for Early Childhood Educators through Creative Parenting and now teaches, trains, mentors and coaches’ parents, childcare providers and educators through Creating Little Leaders. Dee believes in the importance of early childhood education and that the foundations of learning for young children starts in the early years. She enjoys working with all children and staff daily, as building relationships is key in supporting growth and development of every child, through quality programming. She is excited to continue her adventure with her Willowbrae family, surrounded by an amazing team and all the wonderful children and families in Timberlea.

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Academy Photos

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