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Question for moms in Canada/subsidized daycare Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

If I wanted a family friend to watch my daughter during the day could I do that through an agency and have her get paid through subsidy? Or does it always have to be a licensed daycare centre/licensed home daycare?

KeriM Due September 28 (twins); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
29th Jun '13

It has to be someone registered on their subsidy list. I tried that route a couple of years ago.

sara- 1 child; British Columbia 455 posts
29th Jun '13
Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:" If I wanted a family friend to watch my daughter during the day could I do that through an agency and ... [snip!] ... an agency and have her get paid through subsidy? Or does it always have to be a licensed daycare centre/licensed home daycare?"


K, I remember there was something about a family remember or friend watching your child........... There IS something you can do... a subsidy or something, i remeber going through all this..... Yeah, I am no help lol, go to the gov. website :P

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" It has to be someone registered on their subsidy list. I tried that route a couple of years ago. "</blockquote>



Can they register with an agency without a license?

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" It has to be someone registered on their subsidy list. I tried that route a couple of years ago. "</blockquote>



Can they register with an agency without a license?

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sara-:</b>" K, I remember there was something about a family remember or friend watching your child........... There ... [snip!] ... you can do... a subsidy or something, i remeber going through all this..... Yeah, I am no help lol, go to the gov. website :P"</blockquote>



I googled for awhile this morning and didn't find much, I'll call one of the offices and ask today.

sara- 1 child; British Columbia 455 posts
29th Jun '13

Can you have someone watch your child in your home?



http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/eligibility.htm

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sara-:</b>" Can you have someone watch your child in your home? http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/eligibility.htm"</blockquote>




Noo the whole reason for me wanting her in daycare is for her to have some time to socialize (the friend has a 1 and 2 year old) so it's the perfect age group. Plus I will have a newborn in December so I was hoping for a few hours of one on one time with the baby (pretty much in hopes of sneaking a nap in lol)

KeriM Due September 28 (twins); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
29th Jun '13

If you're on OW, and looking for work, volunteering, etc, then they do have the ability to pay a family member or friend to watch your child for you. But you pay the caretaker, and then they'll reimburse you with the receipt being handed in with your income statement.



Otherwise, I'm not sure how it works with day cares that aren't registered. I wanted to put my son in my friend's home-based daycare while I was attending school, but because she wasn't on the approved subsidy list, it wasn't allowed. I had to have them place him in an approved home based daycare.



If it's just social-time, you should check out a local Ontario Early Years Centre. They do have programs that cost $, but usually they don't charge those that are low income, or are sliding scale.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" If you're on OW, and looking for work, volunteering, etc, then they do have the ability to pay a family ... [snip!] ... Centre. They do have programs that cost $, but usually they don't charge those that are low income, or are sliding scale. "</blockquote>



I just found some info for BC (I'm in Ontario though) and they do pay subsidy to registered, not licensed caregivers but its about half the pay a licensed one would receive. I'll have to call today and look into it. I've looked into a ton of different places, even community centres that offer 3 hour a day placements but the waiting list in Ottawa is ridiculous. I've had her on the list since last October and nothing has come up yet. Edit: I'm not on Ontario works, I'm a stay at home mom but I'm willing to work whatever the minimum hours are at a family business of my in law's so that I can give her some social time.

KeriM Due September 28 (twins); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
29th Jun '13
Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" If you're on OW, and looking for work, volunteering, ... [snip!] ... but the waiting list in Ottawa is ridiculous. I've had her on the list since last October and nothing has come up yet."


Yeah, I'm in Ontario as well. They might have changed their abilities since I was looking into it a couple of years ago, but then, they didn't. It had to be someone on their list. How old is your daughter? Have you checked out the YMCA? Depending on her age, they have programs running all the time where she can be on her own,, and 2hrs a day of child care, as well, but you have to be on the premises.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" Yeah, I'm in Ontario as well. They might have changed their abilities since I was looking into it a ... [snip!] ... running all the time where she can be on her own,, and 2hrs a day of child care, as well, but you have to be on the premises. "</blockquote>




She's 22 months, I'll look into the YMCA, there are two around here but they're both 20ish minutes away so I'm not sure if we're close enough. She was second in line for an amazing toddler program but the school just called me and said about 5 kids reached the 18 month mark and they were on the list first so now my daughter is 7th in line and definitely won't be placed this year. I'm going to keep researching, it doesn't NEED to be a daycare I just want her to have some fun/socialize with kids her age.

KeriM Due September 28 (twins); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
29th Jun '13
Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" Yeah, I'm in Ontario as well. They might have ... [snip!] ... I'm going to keep researching, it doesn't NEED to be a daycare I just want her to have some fun/socialize with kids her age."


The Y is great for the socializing. I've been a member for about 4yrs now. It makes a world of difference for me and the kids. Definitely add it to the list of things to check out. Even if you do find another program, it can still be worth it for that break on weekends or something special throughout the week.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting KeriM:</b>" Yeah, I'm in Ontario as well. They might have ... [snip!] ... I'm going to keep researching, it doesn't NEED to be a daycare I just want her to have some fun/socialize with kids her age."</blockquote>



There is always WeeWatch, if you want to keep it homebased. All of their homes are licensed and do subsidies. I am pretty sure they are thru out Ontario.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
29th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama❍:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... you want to keep it homebased. All of their homes are licensed and do subsidies. I am pretty sure they are thru out Ontario."</blockquote>



It's an agency right? If I have my daughter on the centralized waiting list would she automatically be in their system?