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About Doodle Dapple Daycare

One Step Ahead

Doodle Dapple Daycare adheres to a fun and logical approach to early childhood education. We understand that each child has unique needs and interests, so we provide the environment and tools your child needs to thrive. When we expose children to different environments and various learning experiences, we allow them to explore their self-awareness and gain a sense of the world around them. Once they leave our Daycare, they are better prepared for the next stage of their young lives.


Mission Statement

Our mission at Doodle Dapple Daycare is to provide loving care, including healthy meals, physical activities, and socialization in a friendly, safe, fun, and educational environment for children aged 0-12 years.


Meet Debbie

Debbie Balfour is the founder of Doodle Dapple Daycare.  Debbie has five of her own children, eight years of experience as a foster parent for the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and more than 8 years experience as the manager of a licenced family daycare.  Debbie received her Bachelor's Degree in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria and has completed the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Program through Northern Lights College. Debbie also has a current St. John's Ambulance First Aid certificate and Food Safe certificate from Vancouver Island Health Authority.  She is a member of Pacific Care (Child Care  Resource and Referral Program) and Oceanside Childcare Association.

In June of 2015, Debbie opened Doodle Dapple Daycare, a fully-licenced, multi-aged group daycare. Everyday, Debbie demonstrates her total commitment to the happiness and well-being of all the children in her care, and she does it because it's what she loves to do.


What People Are Saying About Doodle Dapple Daycare

I could not believe my good fortune when a friend recommended Doodle Dapple Daycare to me.  Not only is Debbie one of the most qualified and caring child caregivers in this area, her daycare is absolutely adorable, the outside play area is fantastic and her location is perfect.  She's so close to the school that I didn't even have to make two stops to drop my daughter off at school and my son at daycare.  I am very particular about who cares for my children, but Debbie was an easy choice for me.

Erica M, Parksville.


Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

We remain open on school closure days such as Professional Development (Pro-D) Days and over the summer holidays. 

We are closed on Statutory Holidays, as well as from Dec 24th to Jan 1st.