Posted in Children's & Family Programs

Time In Comfort for Tots And Caregivers


This program offers a welcoming and nurturing environment for children newborn to age 5 years old that have not entered kindergarten yet, and their parents/caregivers. 

Adults can take a break, refuel and recharge their energy while child(ren) can play with peers, building social and emotional skills through play and interacting with staff and volunteers to support their learning. 

We provide:

  • Fun activities for both children and adults.
  • Complimentary coffee and tea.
  • Muffins and fruit basket for parents/guardians.
  • Snacks for children to-go, including fruit, crackers and a yogurt tube.

Parksville: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9-11am
SOS Community Services Centre (245 West Hirst Ave.)

  • Parksville contact:
    • Phone:250-248-2093 ext.249
    • Cellphone/Text:250-228-4066
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Qualicum: Mondays and Wednesdays – 9-11am
SOS Community Services Centre at Qualicum Commons (744 Primrose St.)

  • Qualicum contact:
    • Phone: 250-752-2040 ext.201
    • Cellphone/Text: 250-248-0997
    • Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pre-registration required. We can also take registrations over the phone or email to be put on waitlist.
  • We encourage families of 3 that are currently having playdates to be a “family bubble.” Otherwise, we will assign families together. Depending on number of children in a family, we may be able to accommodate 4 families.
  • Families pick one day and come for a total of 3 consecutive weeks in their “family bubble.” A new “family bubble” attends the program for the following 3 weeks, etc.  Limited spots available for a total of 10 participants, this includes parents with children.
  • Please note this program is not for paid caregivers.
  • Snacks for children will be given on their way out.
  • Limited physical contact from staff/volunteers so we ask parents/caregivers to be nearby their child(ren).


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