Licensed Home Childcare
Our Commitment to the Families in Our Care
The children are invited to many different play opportunities throughout the day, all of which are designed to encourage independent thought, extend learning and encompass all domains of childhood-physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication. The children are viewed as capable and competent, encouraged to try new experiences and offered responsive relationships with their caregiver, who provides a solid foundation for learning through a sense of belonging, well being, engagement and expression (the key foundations for learning from How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.)
Weekend and shift work hours are available with some caregivers.
Parents are an integral part of the learning process and we encourage strong, respectful and reciprocal relationships with ongoing conversations about what you want for your children. Through these conversations, we can support your child’s learning and development.
What can parents expect quality programming to look like for children with a licensed home childcare provider?
- Flexibility in daily routines and building on children’s natural curiosity.
- A caregiver who is thoughtful and reflective of the home environment and neighbourhood as rich in possibilities for children to learn through exploration, play, and inquiry.
- Children of varied ages developing strong relationships, learning together and caring about each other.
- Caregiver connects with community resources eg. libraries, parks and family support centres (playgroup)
- A responsive caregiver who reflects with home childcare visitors to develop expectations for goals and the program, as well as participating in professional development and learning opportunities.
- Children and their families build strong, positive and secure relationships with the caregiver, which helps the program evolve and mature along with the children.
What our Home Childcare Program offers:
- Nurturing, Fun, Home Environments
- Nutritious Meals & Snacks
- Safe Equipment
- First Aid Training/Infant & Child CPR Training
- Compliance with Municipal, Fire & Health Regulations
- Compliance with the Ministry of Education and
- Child Care and Early Years Act (replaces Day Nurseries Act) Regulations
- Flexible Hours
|Hours Required Per Day||Age of Child||Parent Fees|
|Under 5 hours||Infant (0 - 18 months)||$32|
|Toddler (18 - 30 months)||$31|
|Pre-schooler (30 - 72 months)||$30|
|School Age (44 months - 13 years)||$29|
|5 - 10 hours||Infant (0 - 18 months)||$49|
|Toddler (18 - 30 months)||$46|
|Pre-schooler (30 - 72 months)||$43|
|School Age (44 months - 13 years)||$42|
|10 - 16 hours||Infant (0 - 18 months)||$80|
|Toddler (18 - 30 months)||$75|
|Pre-schooler (30 - 72 months)||$70|
|School Age (44 months - 13 years)||$68|
|16 - 23 hours||Infant (0 - 18 months)||$110|
|Toddler (18 - 30 months)||$102|
|Pre-schooler (30 - 72 months)||$95|
|School Age (44 months - 13 years)||$93|
|Up to 2 hours||Before School Only (44 months - 13 years)||$10|
|Up to 4 hours||After School Only (44 months - 13 years)||$17|
|Combined 6 hours||Before & After School (44 months - 13 years)||$25|
Late Pick-up Fee
Families will be charged $5 for every 10 minutes after 5:30 pm, for late pick-up for children.
Childcare Fee Subsidy
Parents who work or attend school may be eligible for fee subsidy to help cover childcare costs. Eligibility is determined through a simple telephone application process. Applications can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to process. All personal information is kept strictly confidential. Learn more here.