Home Child Care Provider
Being a Home Child Care Provider with Community Home Child Care, a program licensed by the Ministry of Education, takes the guesswork out of running a child care business from your home.
Providers are self-employed, while benefiting from the knowledge and experience of the whole Community Home Child Care team. Providers are able to provide care in their home for up to 6 children, under the age of 13.
Is home child care the right career for you?
- Are you someone who is inspired to care for children by offering nurturing, personalized quality child care in your own home?
- Are you able to provide a home environment for children to grow and develop through exploration, play, and inquiry?
- Would you welcome professional support, guidance and resources to help you start and operate your home child care program?
How can you become an Approved Provider?
The Community Home Child Care team takes great care in selecting providers to approve. As part of the process a Home Child Care Coordinator will speak with you on the phone, and visit your home.
In order to be approved to provide licensed child care, you must:
- Show that your home is a safe and healthy place for children.
- Show that you have skills and knowledge in child development and child guidance.
- Provide three personal references from people who know your skills as a caregiver.
- Complete Standard First Aid and Infant-Child CPR certification.
- Provide verification of your own and your family’s up-to date immunizations.
- Complete Vulnerable Sector Checks (VSC) for all persons over 19 years of age residing in your home and all persons over 19 years of age regularly present in your home. The VSC application should be initiated after you meet with members of the Community Home Child Care team and a mutual decision has been made to begin the approval process.
- Provide proof of liability insurance extended to cover your child care business, including the number of children in care. This should be initiated once you begin the approval process.
Ready to take the next step?
Start by contacting us today, and make a difference in the life of a child and their family!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.
519 471 4300 (London office) or 519 245 9229 (Middlesex office).
If you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process please contact Julie at julie [at] lcc.on.ca.