Community Child Care is always looking for providers who can offer quality child care in their homes. Most of our providers are in the Kanata and West Carleton area, but we are interested in meeting providers who live west of Woodroffe Avenue, especially in Bell’s Corners and other neighbourhoods adjacent to the areas we already serve.
Providing child care can be a rewarding opportunity for you to work with families in your community. Child care providers are not employees. They are self-employed and contract with Community Child Care to provide child care in their home. A Child Care Advisor would be happy to meet with you to discuss our screening process and requirements under the Child Care and Early Years Act and Community Child Care policies.
All prospective providers are required to provide current, clear police records checks for the vulnerable sector for themselves and other adults regularly in their home, references, and immunization records for themselves, their pre-school children and any other adults in their home. Providers must also have Standard First Aid/CPR.
How Many Children?
Providers working with a licensed agency may care for up to 6 daycare children under the age of 13, depending on their skills, experience, insurance and daycare setup. No more than 3 of those children may be under the age of 2. A provider’s own children under the age of 4 count as daycare children.
Why Work with an Agency?
Working with a licensed agency can assist you by providing:
- a process for introducing you to families
- possibility of caring for six children depending on your space, experience, skills, etc.
- collection of fees from parents
- monthly payment
- support and information on child care, child development and other child-related topics
- mediation of issues with parents
- professional development opportunities
- on-site training
- possible access to government grants to take Early Childhood Education courses
- assistance with finding approved First Aid and CPR training
- networking and social opportunities
Because you are self-employed, you choose the hours you are willing to work and the families you will accept into your group.
Want to Know More?
Our Information for New Providers document has more details on becoming a provider. It may help you to decide whether working with Community Child Care could be the right fit for you.
If you would like to know more about working with the Community Child Care team, please fill out the provider application, call us at 613-592-4636, or stop by our office at 2 MacNeil Court, Kanata and speak to an advisor. We look forward to meeting you.