Change Sooke’s Bylaw to Allow More Childcare Spaces on Residentially Zoned Properties

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Sooke Montessori Preschool is losing their current teaching classroom within Saseenos Elementary due to increased enrolment in Sooke schools. Sooke Montessori Preschool has another location on Kaltasin Road with a sweet schoolhouse and room to grow. However, current zoning bylaws prohibits more than 8 children to be cared for at this facility. Childcare, both preschool/daycare spaces and after school care are limited and highly in demand in Sooke.

As Sooke’s population continues to increase, it is imperative the Sooke Council make necessary adjustments to accommodate our growing community. We ask that you sign this petition to show Sooke Council that the community of Sooke supports changing the bylaw to allow for more childcare spaces on properties zoned RR4.

Changing the bylaw will allow the little schoolhouse on Kaltasin to continue to provide childcare at their current capacity, and our community will not lose crucial childcare spaces during our current childcare crisis. This is a needed change for our community and I hope council can see the positive impact this would have for Sooke families, Sooke Montessori, and other daycare providers as well.