About PlayCare
In Case of Evacuation -
PlayCare's Cell Phone: 204-771-3444 or
Campus Security: 204-474-9312.
Families please call for location.

Mission Statement 

The PlayCare Centre responds to the needs of students, with children, who require child-care while they pursue their studies. This service is a licensed day care that provides a flexible choice of full-time, part-time and occasional spaces. The PlayCare Staff facilitate child-centered activities which encourage children to explore their environment so that they may develop socially, emotionally, intellectually ad physically at their own pace. 
PlayCare Centre

The PlayCare Centre provides quality child care, giving priority to students then staff and faculty of the University of Manitoba. On a space available basis, the service is also provided to families in the community.  The PlayCare Centre is licensed as a full-time Day Care. There are also spaces provided for half-days and Mon/Wed/Fri, Tuesday/Thurs spots.  There are limited spaces for 24-hour notice drop-in.

PlayCare provides an environment that is safe, warm, happy, and loving; a place where children enjoy coming and where parents feel confident that their child can grow and develop happily.  We believe that children learn most effectively through play.  Our goal is to provide the stimulus and guidance required, so that children can make their own choices of activities, and to experience the world around them.

Licensed as a Full Time Day Care Centre 
2-5 years on regular days;
6-12 years on school in-service days.  
Hours of Operation: 
8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday.  
$10.40 per 1/2 day
$20.80 per full day

  • Half day -- morning or afternoon 4 hrs. or less
  • Full day -- any time over 4 hours

PlayCare's Fee Billing Schedule is every 4 weeks, conforming to the subsidy schedule of the Provincial Child Day Care Office.

Online Waiting List
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In the morning and afternoon, nutritious snacks are provided. Families provide lunches for their children.
Outdoor Play:
The children play outside everyday, weather permitting.
A quiet area and sleeping cots will be available for children who should require a nap during their stay at PlayCare. 

The PlayCare Centre is made possible through the support of the University of Manitoba Administration, the University of Manitoba Student Union, and Grad Student Association. The PlayCare is funded by the Province of Manitoba Child Day Care.

The PlayCare Centre is administered through Student Advocacy/Student Resource Services, Student Affairs. The PlayCare Centre is governed with the assistance of a Parent Advisory Committee.