Ontario daycare centers, daycare reviews and ratings, listings of caregivers child care in Ontario

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Ontario daycare centres with ratings and reviews by city

Select a city in Ontario to get a listing of daycares. If you came to the wrong province from the search engine, you can change the province by selecting one of the options on the right.

Ontario cities with daycare centers

The following list contains cities in Ontario with no daycare centres currently available in our database. If you are daycare owner, you can be the first one to advertise your daycare facility in your city,

Brief information on the province of Ontario

Ontario is the largest province in Canada in population; second largest in area to Quebec. Toronto is the Capital city of Ontario. It totals nearly 1,000 licenced daycares.

In Ontario, all childcare centres and home care daycares are licenced by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The Day Nurseries Act states that a child care provider with more than 5 children in their home must be licenced as a regulated Home Care Provider with the Ministry. The Ministry conducts inspections once a year in order to keep the daycare licence in good standing. Ministry of Children and Youth Services staff investigate complaints from the public about a person who may be taking care of more than 5 unrelated children under the age of 10 without a licence. It is an offence under the Day Nurseries Act to provide care to more than five children without a licence.

The Ministry offers two types of daycare licences: Regular licence and provisional licence. The regular licence in Ontario is issued when the child care program is in compliance with the daycare licensing requirements at the time of the inspection and may be issued for a period of up to one year. The provisional licence, on the other hand, is issued when the child care program has not completely met all the ministry’s requirements. In this case a daycare is given a short period of time to completely comply with the regulations.

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