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How much do you pay for child care in Quebec?

The question of how much it costs to place a child in daycare is asked frequently on forums and social media sites. The purpose of the child care cost survey below is to provide accurate and up-to-date child care cost to our visitors. Please fill out this quick survey. You will help parents who are in the process of budgeting for this sizable expense. The responses are anonymous and only aggregate data will be posted.

1. Type of child care

2. Child's Age Group

3. Full time / Part time


Thank you! The results of this survey will be posted once sufficient data is available.

User submitted comments

daycare comment

February 04, 2011

Pls advise what are the rules for timings for private home day care in Brossard, Quebec. Some are open till 6 p.m.and some are closeing at 5 : 30 p.m. The day care which are closing at 5:30 are also charging $ 1 extra for every 1 minute late.

Kindly advise if this is ok as per local law.

Thanks. Rajeev.
daycare comment

November 18, 2010

Are there any rules or regulations about qualification of a director of a c.p.e?
Does'nt a daycare director should have early childhood education or some expeirience in that field?
daycare comment

September 13, 2010

Besides the 35$ per day for a non CPE daycare what else am I expected to pay for? Diapers? Tempera? Suntan lotion?
daycare comment

July 16, 2010

Hello! Is anyone aware of English daycare centers in Quebec City? Where could I find the information? Thanks!
daycare comment

July 17, 2008

For networking and support contact the Early Childhood Team of the Jeffery Hale Community Services Center, (Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services) (418) 683-9274 or visit the Voice of English-Speaking Quebec web site at . Also, consult the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper available at most major newsstands.
daycare comment

July 17, 2008

Many providers will ask you to sign a contract. When asked, it might be possible to obtain a trial period first (paid an with receipt). Add a clause to the contract forseeing sufficent notice to you, in case of the daycare closing. The provincial revenue ministry has a childcare cost partial reimbursement program which offers quarterly payments to those who will claim the expense on the following years' income tax declaration. See . For emergency temporary bilingual daycare in the Quebec City region, consult the non-profit organisation L'arche de Noé at (418) 650-5718.
daycare comment

July 17, 2008

The accepted ratio for in-home daycare is 1 adult: 6 children. Expect fees of $20-25/week for full time, $25/day is normal for part-time attendance. Hours are generally 7:30-5:30, two snacks and lunch included. Where a provider is accredited, menus and environment meet with provincal standards and cost drops to $7 a day. Maternity leave in Quebec generally consists of 1 year, with the possibility of retaining employment for a further 2 years. So mothers of young children offering daycare may be only a short-term solution.
daycare comment

July 17, 2008

In each arrondissement there is one Daycare center that accredits their local in-home daycare providers. They can furnish a list of names and telephone contact numbers. 90% chance you'll need to speak french to communicate in your calls. 90 % chance that they suggest putting you on their 'waiting list'. Each arrondissement also has a local publication 'L'Actuel' that comes free in the 'Publisac' with classified ads. Check under 'garderies' and try the bank and supermarket notice boards, too.
On the Web, try classified ads, again, under 'garderie' (weed through until you get out of Montréal and into the Quebec City region- about page 60 in your results) or which is an association that tries to stay current on openings both in the family environments and the centers.

What's it like to look for a daycare spot in Quebec?

Most of out-of-town parents are at a loss when it comes to finding daycare centers in Quebec. Is there a shortage of childcare providers in Quebec? what costs will they incurr in the specific age group? What child care programs are setup in Quebec? By sharing your experience, you can help other parents who are in the process of looking for daycare in Quebec. NOTE: Please do not advertise in this section as it is not created for that purpose. Ads will be removed. Your new comment will not show until it is approved


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How to find daycare centers in Quebec with GoDaycare

If you are looking for daycare centres or dayhomes in Quebec, you came to the right place. We offer daycare listings with reviews from parents in many communities throughout Canada. Use our Quebec child care guide to find childcare providers that offer infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, or school age programs. We realize how difficult it is to find a daycare spot, so we built our Quebec child care search engine to take into account such factors as age groups and proximity information to allow our visitors to easily locate daycare centres in Quebec. Before committing to anyone daycare centre found either on this site or anywhere else, ALWAYS do your own investigation to make sure that the center is safe and it addresses your child's developmental needs. You may refer to our article on finding the right daycare for some helpful tips.

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The first option is to run a city-specific daycare search. This option enables you to browse daycare centers throughout the city. If you are reading this page, chances are you are in the process of using this search path already. While browsing daycare listings you may also notice the list of neighbourhoods on the right-hand side of the page (neighbourhood child care search is only available for major cities). Select your neighbourhood to list daycare centers that are in your neighbourhood or in the near proximity to it. To narrow down your list, please select the appropriate age category for your child.

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