Windermere Kids (Swansea Village)

356 Windermere Avenue, Toronto

(416) 761-9772

After creating Green Apple Kids in June 2009 we realized the positive effect quality childcare can have on a community.  That is why when the opportunity to open a second location presented itself we happily welcomed Windermere Kids to the family. Windermere Kids opened in January 2012 in Bloor West Village much to the eager anticipation of the neighbourhood. 

Childcare is difficult to find and finding quality childcare presents an even greater challenge. We are pleased to offer the highest standards in childcare to families in our community. We pride ourselves in being leaders in our field, through our programs and through our community outreach, with St. Joe’s Hospital and local events.

Here at Windermere Kids we offer the same philosophy as Green Apple Kids, helping children to grow and develop into strong human beings, physically, emotionally and cognitively. A part of our commitment to quality childcare is providing children with the best staff, enhancement programming, natural playgrounds and healthy food.

Please book a tour of the centre to see Windermere Kids in action!

“We are thrilled with the care our daughter receives at Windermere Kids. The play-based programming is thoughtful, well-rounded, age-appropriate and engaging.  The teachers are loving, wise and observant. They know our child well and adjust to her specific needs and abilities. We view the teachers as trusted partners in our daughter’s development. The menu is nutritious and varied and the food smells delicious!  We have no reservations about the care our daughter receives at Windermere Kids. We feel very fortunate that she is there.”

– Charlotte Wilson & Mark Healy, Toddler Parents

Facility Capacity

Nursery School: 16

Infant: 10

Toddler: 15

Preschool: 32

Linda Martin, RECE


After 25 years in early childhood education, what I love the most is that no two days are ever alike. As the Director and General Manager, I have the opportunity to spend the day sharing in the successes of an amazing team of educators.  

After graduating from Ryerson University, with BAA ECE, I was fortunate to have long term tenures with both large and small sized organizations, based in community settings. I enjoy the engagement within the neighbourhoods and participation within local events and causes.  My role at Green Apple Kids has afforded me the opportunity to work alongside the local police division and community hospital (St. Joseph’s).  Our focus on social engagement and volunteerism is shared enthusiastically with our families and our staff.

When I am not working  in the community of my ‘workplace home’, you can probably find me digging in my garden or hanging out with my family cheering on our home teams!  It has been so great to share that sports addiction with the staff and students here as we have cheered on the Argos to a Grey Cup and the Blue Jays onto a division championship and the Leafs…well… fingers crossed.

Jennifer Ciccarelli, RECE


I am passionate about connecting with children and families, choosing a career in early childhood education supported that passion as well as creating other opportunities. Upon graduating from George Brown College as an ECE, I worked in several community based childcare centres.  

In 2009, I was approached by Green Apple Kids, to be one of their founding teachers and to join a nascent organization with some great ideas.  My journey began as an infant teacher and has culminated to a role as the Director of Windermere Kids in Bloor West Village.  

During my time at Windermere Kids I have not only facilitated the growth of the centre with two expansions but I was blessed to have started my own family.  

I am the proud mom of a four year old boy who is a former Windermere Kid, and a one year old girl that has joined the Windermere Kids family.  I could not be happier with the love and care she receives on a daily basis.

I am excited to be part of the growing Green Apple Windermere team not only as an educator and director but a parent.

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