Crestview Children’s Centre offers responsive, loving, and educational care to toddlers (18 months-3 years old), pre-school (3-5 years old), and school-aged (4-12 years old) children in Bedford and surrounding areas. Following the Nova Scotia Early Learning Framework, their curriculum is child-led and play-based. Children learn through play at Crestview. Children’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language learning is promoted through daily engaging activities.

The programming at Crestview integrates the four learning goals of the Nova Scotia Early Learning Framework – well-being, discovery and invention, language and communication, personal and social responsibility.

Crestview children build a strong connection with their community where they thrive. Trips to local parks, the public library, museums, splash pads, banks, fire stations, police stations etc. are included in their regular planning depending on the children’s age and interests. Some favourite locations include Fish Hatchery Park, Bedford Lions Park, DeWolf Park, Bedford Public Library, Fort Sackville, Nine Mile Drive Park, and Papermill Lake Beach. They are also a multicultural center that welcomes all children and celebrates major cultural holidays with their children.

Crestview Children’s Centre offers flexible options to accommodate your schedule and needs. For toddlers and preschoolers, there are options for part-time care (less than 5 days/week) or full-time care (5 days/week). For school-aged children, they offer before and/or after school care. They also provide PD day and storm day camps, Christmas break camp, March break camp, and summer camps when the school is closed. The full-day cost for these day camps is $36/day. The price includes an afternoon health snack. The HRCE school year calendar is available here.

Crestview Children’s Centre has 2 locations. One is conveniently located at 1475 Bedford Highway and is on the bus route for three local schools – Sunnyside Elementary, Rocky Lake Elementary, and Basinview Elementary. Toddler and preschool programs are also offered at this location. This location opens Mondays to Fridays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The other one is conveniently located at 43 Oceanview Drive. It is within two minutes’ walking distance to Bedford South Elementary school. Oceanview location offers a school-aged program only. This location opens Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.


If you are in the Mill Cove area of Bedford, check out Tiny Angels Early Education, the smaller sister facility to Crestview Children’s Centre. Tiny Angels is conveniently located at 114 Oceanview Drive, Bedford. They offer toddler and preschool programs. Tiny Angels opens from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

For more information or to schedule a visit to either Crestview Children’s Centre or Tiny Angels Early Education, please contact Pattie at 902-832-0972 or

Crestview Children’s Centre

Address: 1475 Bedford Highway, Bedford
Phone: 902-832-0972