Child Care Providers

For Home Based Child Care Providers (licensed and unlicensed)

Licensed Home Based Child Care Providers:

Unlicensed Home-Based Child Care Providers:

If you are an unlicensed home child care provider, or are considering becoming one, new rules and regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act came into effect on August 31, 2015. These include:

  • You may still care for a total of five children in your own home, but that number must now include your own children under the age of six.
  • You may care for a maximum of two children under the age of two (including your own child).
  • You must provide parents with receipts for child care services.
  • With specific exceptions, all providers are required to allow parental access to the premises and their child.

For more information, please see:

For Centre-Based Child Care Providers

 For Licensed Home Child Care Agencies