One December 14, come by from 10am - 12pm for our open house. Come meet the teachers, tour our facility and experience hands on why CEFA is Canada's leading private school for children aged 1-5.

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New Nanaimo location is now open on Northfield, Nanaimo.

1815 Bowen Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1 Inquire at or call us at (250) 755 6502

Our investment in one of the largest schools in Nanaimo with over 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space results in allowing for the most ideal classroom sizes for personal growth. Our beautiful Nanaimo location boosts 7 classrooms, three infant/toddler rooms and four classrooms for ages 3-5, resource/parent room, an in house chef and three brand new outdoor playground. Our under 36 months old are having a separate sleeping area other than their activity area to ensure their safety while sleeping.We will offer 120 students an enriched curriculum that will feature a unique partnership of core subjects, such as Reading, Writing, Math and Science and fine arts, such as Drama, Music, and Yoga. We provide children the freedom to learn and grow through play.We welcome applications from new families at any time, although we recommend registering at birth for our unique CEFA programs. To enroll in our school and avail of our current offer send us an email or call us.For more information on our programs or to arrange a tour, please fill out an inquiry form.

At CEFA we use an educational method designed to educate the whole child, not simply academically, but socially, emotionally and physically.

School Closures

In case of inclement weather conditions or power outages which prevent CEFA Early Learning from providing service to families, the school’s Franchise Partner will make an early morning decision to close the school based on our School District.Snow closures – In the event of heavy snowfall, our first priority is the safety of our families and staff. We expect to be open every day throughout the winter. However, if the public schools in your School District has made the decision to not open schools because the roads are deemed too unsafe for travel CEFA will also be closed.


Occasionally parents may request to bring their child on a day outside of that child’s schedule. If there is space available in the classroom, the family would be invoiced $90 for that day. Please note that CEFA can only offer drop-in days to currently registered students. We do not switch scheduled days.

Each aspect of the CEFA program provides knowledge and stimulation to your child’s brain in different ways.

Current Openings

We welcome applications from new families at any time, although we recommend registering at birth for any of our unique CEFA programs.

  • CEFA Baby (ages 1-2): now accepting applications. 
  • Junior Kindergarten One (ages 2-3): now accepting applications. 
  • Junior Kindergarten Two (ages 3-4): now accepting applications. 
  • Junior Kindergarten Three (ages 4-5): now accepting applications. 

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Please contact the school for a private tour. 

Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Hours subject to change with notice


1815 Bowen Rd
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1
Canada See Map

Phone: 2507556502