Niagara Region's home child care program provides care in private homes and offers a nurturing, safe and educational environment for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children.
Licensed home child care offers flexible hours of care that many families need. The program supports daytime, evening, overnight and weekend care, and seven days a week based on provider availability.
As a licensed agency, we carefully select and contract with independent operators who provide subsidized child care services in their homes for children between birth and 12 years old.
We provide training and regular, unscheduled inspections. We also monitor the home for safety, cleanliness, and the number and ages of children.
All home child care providers must agree to abide by legislation as outlined in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the policies and procedures of Niagara Region Children's Services.
For more information on our Home Child Care Program, see the Home Child Care Parent Handbook.