Canadian laws say that children under the age of 12 cannot be left alone at home or care for younger children. It is important that you plan ahead for child care, as many options require advance registration and may already have a waiting list.
The Ontario Ministry of Education offers instructions to help you find the child care option that is best for you and your child(ren). The Ministry also provides questions to ask child care providers, and information on what to look for in child care service.
Parents in Leeds & Grenville have many options for child care services. Brief descriptions of child care options are listed below.
Formal (Licensed) Child Care
A list of licensed child care programs in Leeds & Grenville is available online.
Informal (Unlicensed/Independent) Home Care
Examples of this kind of child care providers are babysitters, family members, and live-in caregivers (or, nannies).
To find unlicensed child care providers in your area, you can:
Subsidized Child Care