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Becoming a Home Child Care Provider

The Bruce County Home Child Care Program (HCC) is a program that is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and provides quality child care in a home setting.
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
Contact us

Cindy Tanner

Human Services Child Care Caseworker Supervisor

Department: Human Services

Tel : 519-881-0431


This is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

Walkerton Administration Centre

30 Park St.
Walkerton ON N0G2V0

administration building

44.120480816, -81.1513775614

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