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Application Process


How to become a Home Child Care Caregiver

The Home Child Care Program is always looking for Home Child Care Caregivers across the Region of Peel who are interested in caring for children in their homes. Are you the kind of person who can provide the love, care and attention that a child needs?

The goal of our Home Child Care Program is to provide children with a warm, loving, inclusive, safe and stimulating environments as well as offering a supportive environment for child care caregivers. Providing home child care is both demanding and tremendously rewarding.

Benefits of becoming an in home child care Caregiver with Caring For Kids:

  • Licensed by the Ministry of Education
  • ongoing support, workshops, training and resources from the Home Child Care Consultant
  • No exchange of money between yoursel and the parent(s)
  • flexible hours and days of care
  • Taxation benefits as a small business operator- self employed
  • Lending library of resources, toys and equipment for a nominal fee
  • Assissting with advertising and parent referals

Do you:

Want to supplement your family income without having to work outside your home

Have a suitable location and space in your home

Provide Flexible hours of care to accomodate parent's work shedules

Responsibilities:

Provide child care in your home to no more than 6 day care children under the age of 13 years old

Provide age appropriate activities that meets the needs of individual children

Provide nutritional meals

Work in colaboration with the Home Child Care Consultant/ Agency

Contracted by Caring For Kids and offer a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for children

Provide criminal reference check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screen for anyone residing in the home that is over the age of 18 years

Maintain homeownners' insurance policy coverng contents and liability

Count their own children under the age of 6

Care for a maximum of only 2 children under the age of 2 (including their own children).

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can a home child care provider care for more children if another adult is present?

No. The maximum number of children applies regardless of the number of adults in the home.

Do the rules apply any time of day, or can a home child care provider care for more children outside of regular school hours?

The rules apply at any time of day.

Can a home child care provider care for more children if another adult is present?

No. The maximum number of children applies regardless of the number of adults in the home.

Do the rules apply any time of day, or can a home child care provider care for more children outside of regular school hours?

The rules apply at any time of day.

Placements are not guaranteed immediately and are not always long lasting. Family situations change and a child care family may move or no longer require care. 

Join our team, and experience the benefits!

Our team of Home Child Care Consultants are qualified Early Childhood educators, with expertise in supporting licensed home child care caregivers.

Contact

If your are interested in applying to the Licensed Home Child Care Program, please contact 905-270-3370

Please download and complete the Caregiver Application and complete the Health Assessment form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Office & Home Child Care

130 Dundas Street East
Unit 207
Mississauga, ON L5A 3V8

Phone: 905-270-3370

The Centre

1110 Caven Street
Suite 105
Mississauga, ON L5G 4N4

Phone: (905) 274-4362

Before & After School Program Office

350 Rutherford Rd South
Plaza 2, Unit 102
Brampton, ON L6W 4N6

Phone: (905) 457-3370 Ext 2