Caring for Kids

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 you and the parent(s)
  • flexible hours and days of care and flexible daily schedule
  • 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 age appropriate activities that meets the needs of individual children

Provide verification of your own and your family’s up-to date immunizations

Home Child Care Provider use the early Learning framework as a guide to practice

Provide nutritional meals and follow the Canada's Food Guide

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

Complete Standard First Aid and Infant-Child CPR certification.

There are no more than three children under the age of 2 years of age observed to be receiving care at any given time including the provider's own children. Maximum of 6 children in the home.

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.

Are you ready to take the next steps?

Are you someone who is inspired to care for children by offering nurturing, personalized quality child care in your own home?

Do you want to support children’s learning through exploration, play and inquiry?

Are you able to provide a home environment for children to grow and develop?

Would you welcome professional support, guidance and resources to help you start and operate your home child care program?

Make a difference in the life of a child and their family!

Please download and complete the Caregiver Application and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 905-270-3370.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Dundas Centre

130 Dundas Street E
Suite 101
Mississauga, ON L5A 3V8

Phone: (905) 896-8125

Before & After School Program Office

350 Rutherford Rd South
Plaza 2, Unit 225
Brampton, ON L6W 4N6

Phone: (905) 457-3370 Ext 2