What is family home daycare?
A temporary care of five or fewer children under 10 years of age, in a private residence that is not the parents of these children. It is distinguished by its versatility and flexibility. It can meet a variety of needs in childcare. The main objective of an agency is to enable all parents to have access to a flexible service, regardless of their work schedule.
Operate a licensed childcare service
The agency is licensed by the Ministry and it offers providers the opportunity to work as sub-contactors.
Providers are carefully selected and meet the criteria established by the Act. The Agency ensures that providers comply with standards and regulations.
The agency provides ongoing support, resources, equipment, and training for providers: recruitment of client families and parents and mediation.
In addition, the competence of the providers and the needs of the child and parent are carefully evaluated before placement, thus ensuring perfect alignment.
Operate a non-licensed childcare service
It is possible in Ontario for anyone, at any time, to offer a child care in her home for 5 or fewer children between 0 and 10 years, excluding her own children.
The person who wants to offer a service to more than 5 children will need to obtain a permit from the Ministry of Education.