The Best Daycare in Surrey Nordel Isn't a Daycare.

At CEFA Surrey Nordel, we are all that and more. Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA) is an Early Learning Private School with a proprietary and award-winning curriculum designed to educate and develop your whole child—academically, emotionally, physically, and socially so they’re ready for kindergarten—and for life!

Developing a better way of learning

CEFA Surrey Nordel is Now Open!

CEFA Surrey Nordel is more than a daycare or traditional childcare centre. CEFA Early Learning opened its first school over 20 years ago in B.C. and is now Canada’s leading private school for children ages one to five. Trusted by parents since 1998, CEFA has earned a reputation for developing intellect in the early years, and for providing children with the finest start in education, arts, and the humanities.

CEFA students develop and play along with other children who are the same age, and they are always learning and playing—not just learning, and not just playing. At CEFA, core fundamental skills are at the heart of our curriculum.

We offer an incredible opportunity for children to not only explore and learn, but to discover how they can contribute to the world.

CEFA Surrey Nordel is located on the Scott Road and is highly accessible by both Surrey and Delta families. Our beautiful school spans across over 8,000 square feet. It is located in a brand-new building and boasts 6 spacious, natural finished classrooms, a professional kitchen with a nutritious menu/meal plan, and a large enclosed natural inspired outdoor playground. In each classroom, we use sustainable, non-toxic wood furniture that is all sized specifically for each age group. Our stunning classrooms are surrounded by large windows providing the benefit of natural light for your little ones.

Our location consists of 2 Baby classrooms, 2 JK1 classrooms and 2 JK2/3 classrooms, which provide 80 students an enriched curriculum. We are humbled to offer a unique program and learning experience with trained and qualified educators who are passionate about early childhood development.

CEFA is committed to growing and building the highest level of private school education for children.  We have developed the most talented team of educators in the Lower Mainland and are excited to showcase our passion for early childhood education in the Surrey Nordel area.  The CEFA curriculum continues to lead the industry exceeding all the dynamic learning, creative and social needs of children.  Come learn why we are recognized as the leader in education for children and how our passion and commitment for education results in the best experience for your child.


Children Need More Than Childcare To Thrive. Give Them The Best of Both Childcare and Early Learning.

Did you know that the first five years are the most important in a child’s learning journey? Our schools are designed to provide your child with the right education at the right time: during the brain’s most formative period.

Having your child attend CEFA will help change their ability to learn, for life. What you give your child by enrolling them at CEFA Early Learning Private School is curriculum that ensures that their future is the best and most successful it can possibly be.

Our Early Childhood Education curriculum is proprietary and award-winning. We offer an enriched program to students that includes Fine Arts (such as Drama, Music, Dance, and Yoga), as well Core Education Subjects (such as S.T.E.M., Reading, and Writing). Our Teachers have their Early Childhood Education licences as well as specialized CEFA Teacher Training Certification, so our children learn from the very best. We provide a healthy and nurturing environment for your child, enabling you to be happy in the knowledge that your child is safe and stimulated throughout the day.

Set them up for lifelong learning and wellbeing.

Studies like the Abecedarian Project, and the Perry Preschool Project, have shown that high quality early learning can have a powerful and lasting positive influence on children, and even the communities where they live. Children take with them the benefits and confidence of this foundation throughout their entire lives. As a private early learning school focused on Core Education and Fine Arts, our proprietary curriculum is the most sophisticated of its kind in Canada and designed to educate and develop your child—to get them kindergarten ready, and life ready. We believe your child’s education is one of the best investments you can make.

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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.

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): accepting waitlist applications
  • Junior Kindergarten One (ages 2–3): accepting waitlist applications
  • Junior Kindergarten Two (ages 3–4): accepting waitlist applications
  • Junior Kindergarten Three (ages 4–5): accepting waitlist applications


Surrey – Nordel

Contact Us

#200 – 8820 120 Street
Surrey, BC  V3V 0C9

Open Houses

Please contact the school for a private tour.

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Hours subject to change with notice.