Located next door to Penticton Regional Hospital the OSNS is a multi-service child development centre that focuses on children and their families.
We are dedicated to identifying, building and developing the skills required by children to feel confident and succeed.
Our centre was designed with children and mind and has many features that help children and their families feel welcome and safe.
We have invested time to thoughtfully design our space for optimal play-based learning.
Thanks to Hometown by Kondolas Furniture, the children at our centre have the option of taking the slide as an alternative to the stairs. This exciting way down helps children build confidence, take risks, explore countdowns, learn balance and improve physical and visual skills.
Duncan Keith Playcourt
In 2017 NHL player Duncan Keith partnered with OSNS to build an outdoor adventure playground. His donation has provided children with an engaging space to play outdoors. It offers improved accessibility and is used by children of all ages and developmental levels at the Centre.
OSNS boasts an awesome pirate themed climbing wall thanks to Margaret Wilson and the Penticton Foundry.
Climbing is an ideal activity to work on arm and leg strengthening, coordination and motor planning. It is also an excellent activity to help children and youth feel a sense of accomplishment as they problem solve their way up the wall.
Along with the fun of getting dirty, gardening helps children learn valuable lessons about patience, care and responsibility. Gardening provides opportunities to learn about nature, practice cooperation and where food comes from. Every spring the friendly folks from Garden Works and Home Hardware help bring our garden to life.
Eventually, every child will encounter a time when they experience overwhelming emotions. Without self-regulation or a safe place to escape, these emotions can spiral into a chaotic episode.
Otis' Cave provides a safe, calm place for children to take a break and diffuse their emotions.