Becoming a Home Child Care Provider
Interested in Becoming a Home Child Care Provider?
Please complete the following information and a Child Care Caseworker will be in touch to provide more information.
As a Home Child Care Provider:
- You establish your own home-based child care business
- Receive ongoing support regarding children and families from Bruce County Children’s Services staff
- Access resources
- Learn new skills
- Share program ideas with other Home Child Care Providers
- Work with a licensed Home Child Care Program
A Childcare Case Worker will meet you in your home to:
- Review Bruce County's policy and procedures.
- Complete a safety inspection of your home. Explain the process for a criminal reference check, a fire safety inspection and a medical.
- Provide required forms and advise you about completing them.
If your home meets our requirements, Bruce County will sign a contract with you.
The Child Care Case Worker will connect you with a family seeking Home Child care for their children. Bruce county makes every effort to ensure a good match between providers and families
If you are interested or would like more information about becoming a Home Child Care Provider please call Bruce County Children’s Services Division.
All Home Child Care Providers Must:
- Have a criminal reference check, which includes vulnerable sector check.
- Follow the Child Care and Early Years Act
- Meet Health and Safety requirements
- Comply with municipal fire and health regulations and zoning bylaws.
- Obtain Standard First Aid with Infant-Child CPR
- Have a home safety inspection
- Provide care based on How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years.
- Provide receipt of payment
Human Services Child Care Caseworker Supervisor
Department: Human Services
Tel : 519-881-0431