Ms. Kayla - PSW - ECA - Infant Educator

(ECE apprenticeship student)

Testimonial from the Cabrals - August 2014

We were in a jam this summer and needed some help with daycare; we were so happy with the preschool care our children received from the loving staff at MacFadyens. From special hair-dos, to great costumes for dress up, lots of room to play indoors if it was raining and science experiments/activities, my kids were exhausted and so happy by the time we got home. My husband's favorite part was the "HiMama" reporting system, he would get an email on the train home from work and it made dinner so much fun and engaging, we even got some daily photos for our photo books!

​​We have been at Macfayden Preschool for almost a year and couldn't be happier. All the teachers are very caring and warm. The programs they have are unlike any other centre. Makes going to work much easier when you know your babies are with such great People. Emily Nemovitz - June 29th 2015

Alexia has been attending MacFayden preschool for almost a year and half and I can say with great certainty that it is a remarkable facility with amazing teachers. Alexia absolutely adores Ms. Shannon and Ms. Andrea along with all the other fabulous staff. They are caring, fun and always put the kids first. She wakes up eager to go and see all her new friends.
It's a preschool that is built on fundamentals that we all want our children surrounded by.  Thank you Lisa for opening such am amazing preschool in our community. Best, Andrea - June 29th 2015

Updated: MacFadyen is a great Preschool with a great atmosphere! Our daughter has been attending MacFadyen since she was 9 months old and she absolutely loves it there!  What I appreciate the most is how willingly MacFadyen Preschool Academy has been to work with us to accommodate our daughter's needs. Chloe has a serious allergy to wheat and nuts (which is scary to deal with as parents), but I have full confidence in the staff to care for my child. Aside from that, it's always so exciting to see what she's learning.  She's almost 2 years old and I can't imagine her being anywhere else. It's a great place for growing minds and the staff are awesome!  I also love their Hi Mama App which allows me to check in on Chloe and receive important updates!
Thanks MacFadyen Preschool Academy! Sincerely; Nina July 3rd 2015

As first time parents were lucky enough when it came time to return to work that we had two sets of very eager Grandparents wanting to care for William.  We decided that while our families would give our child the care that he needed we also wanted him to have the opportunity to play with other children.  I was nervous about returning to work but meeting with Lisa calmed any concerns we had.  From the very beginning she was accommodating to our part-time need for care and addressed all of our questions (of which there were many!) The staff at MacFayden are incredible – they are consistently professional and it’s evident that they take personal stock in the success and growth of William (and he adores them too, specifically Miss Kelly!).  From the daily reports that track his development and update us on how his day was, to the remarkable things they teach him (like signing) we couldn’t be happier with our decision. We would encourage any new parents (even if you have eager Grandparents) to send your little one to MacFayden – we feel this choice was one of the best we have made and are very grateful to the staff for supporting William as he continues to grow into an incredible little person. 
Mahalo, Mariangela Tesoro  July 6 2015

It's very re-assuring to see pictures of my son enjoying his time at pre-school via Himama.  His Teachers are kind and make sure the day is filled with fun activities, smiles and friends. Julie Fung - July 6 2015

Our daughter has been at MacFadyens for 9 months first in the infant room and now in the toddler room. By the end of her time in the infant room she would run in with arms wide open to hug Miss Natasha and Miss Ditas.  When she moved to the toddler room it took her a couple weeks to adapt to changing rooms.  During the transition the teachers were so patient with her and reassuring to us. Now she loves it and her development this last month has been incredible, her vocabulary grows every day! 
Laura - August 16th 2015

We absolutely love MacFadyen Preschool. The staff is very friendly, supportive, and helpful. We are so comfortable dropping off our child every day, knowing he is well cared for and will have an amazing day. I love the daily updates and photos, capturing great moments with our child. I would completely recommend MacFadyen to any family. Regards - Jennifer - July 2016

​I have had my son at a few different daycares and MacFadyen is by far the best I have experienced! My son is excited to go to preschool each day and he absolutely loves his amazing teachers! It is evident that all of the staff enjoy what they do and it shows by the attention and love they have for all the children. Since starting at MacFadyen he has been learning so much and is developing more and more every day. I feel MacFadyen provides an educational environment where the children are allowed to explore their own interests. I feel good about dropping him off there every day and the fact that they take the time to email me a personal report about his day puts my mind at ease. The fact that they have extended hours is really important especially for parents who work longer shifts. I would highly recommend MacFadyen to anyone who is looking for quality childcare! 
Sincerely, SD
December 11th 2013

A note from Our Staff

We would like to invite you into MacFadyen Preschool Academy to have a tour of our facility. You must see it for yourself! We pride ourselves on having a vast variety of resources to keep your child engaged in learning and exploring their world. Our classrooms are spacious and ready for play. We also have 2 outdoor play areas and one very large indoor play space where we can get plenty of gross motor activity in case of inclement weather.We cannot wait to share our program with you and your family.

We are a fully licensed child care facility - licensed under the Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014 Act.


Suzie Sunshine   is here to teach music on a weekly basis

- all children will be participating - included in your monthly fee!

"Day-care learning is a curriculum designed to teach kids sounds, expressions, emotions, music theory, and history."

We could not be happier with the care our son has been getting at MacFadyen. We've explored every possible childcare option between our two children and this is by far the most nurturing environment we've come across. Right from the beginning our son has loved getting dropped off to play with his teachers and friends, and squeals with delight when we walk through the door. The space is large, clean and bright,and the caregivers are attentive and enthusiastic. Everyone has been so accommodating and helpful since we've been at MacFadyen, that we would never hesitate to recommend it to anyone in need of quality childcare.

Rob & Sarah       

December 9th 2013

Ms. Maya - volunteer

Consultant Support

Ms. Haley - Summer Supply Educator


After walking out of more than one daycare in tears we found MacFadyen. With very short notice they accomodated our six month old son and went above and beyond to address all of our concerns that came with putting a six month old into daycare. In the few months that he has been at MacFadyen he has blossomed well beyond our expectations and it is very obvious that the staff are extremely attentive and caring with him. Whether it's the art projects that are sent home, the written daily reports that we receive or just the smile on his face every day when he sees "Miss Lisa", "Miss Rozana" or "Miss Shannon" we could not  be happier to be with MacFadyen and are so thankful to be part of such an amazing centre!

-Jacqui & Kyle 

December 2013

​We are so happy with MacFadyens. The space is wonderful and our girls have so much fun. They enjoy all the activities, crafts, and toys. The teachers are great and have really helped our girls learn. I feel very lucky to have found this daycare. 


MacFadyen Preschool Academy

665/683 Plains Road East    units 1,2 & 3          905-635-7476

Burlington, Ontario       Accepting Children Infant to 5 years of age


See what Moms are saying about us on Facebook!

"So happy to have my son apart of MacFadyen Preschool Academy. Such a loving fun place." ​Terra Tarzwell - May 2014

"Amazing child care - educational, fun, clean, warm, freindly .... just wonderful!"

Zoe Brown - May 2014

"We love Macfadyen! The staff is kind, friendly, accommodating and always smiling :) Chloe is always content when I pick her up. We love love love the HiMama app that keeps us in the loop as to what Chloe is up to and all the fun things she gets to do. The facility is very clean and spacious with tons of space for the kiddos to roam around but above all, they know who to deal with children who have allergies like my Chloe. It's a great establishment!"  Nina Pereira - August 2014

"We are so happy to have found MacFadyen Preschool Academy! Our son loves all of his teachers and everyone takes such great care of him. The staff are very caring and have such amazing, positive attitudes, which we appreciate everyday :) We couldn't have found a better place for our son to spend his time while we are at work!" Savannah Vautour - December 2014

​"Thank you to all the amazing staff at MacFadyen Preschool for all you do. You educate, play, laugh and dance with my daughter and at the same time you also teach me. You take time to speak with me and answer my million questions. As a first time Mom, truly invaluable."  Heather Eloph - March 12, 2015

We are so blessed to have our little one go to a place where he can grow, learn and be surrounded by others who love and care for him. MacFadyen Preschool Academy is an amazing daycare provider and are thrilled to be apart of its community. Thanks for everything you do for us. Amanda Kremencik August 4th 2015

Google Review
(March 2017)

5.0 Alex Wimbush
2 months ago - Great staff! My 3 year old son loves going here

Christina Ferreira
7 months ago (2018)
My son has been attending this center since he was 11 months old and he is now 3 1/2. I am so happy that we chose this daycare as he has grown so much. This center is like a home away from home; - the daycare providers are amazing and they do so many wonderful activities from dance, storytelling, indoor/ outdoor activities and lots of walks to the local grocery store and around the area. They keep me updated every day and are very supportive. I am going to be really sad when he has to leave.

Sheila Savard
a week ago- (July 2018)
I do not have any children at this centre but I do know Lisa from her presence in the community. I have the opportunity to sit with her on advisory groups and networking groups which focus on quality in childcare. Someone who invests that much time and displays such a heart for this field would certainly matter to me when looking for care. At the end of the day, for Lisa, it is about this children and the families. Keep up the great work Lisa!!!