Licensed Home Child Care Providers

Become a Licensed Home Child Care Provider with Compass Early Learning and Care

Compass Early Learning and Care is a progressive non-profit organization where we work collaboratively to provide excellence in early learning and care. The richness and uniqueness of our learning environments are an invitation for adults and children to discover together the joy of learning. CELC envisions a place where children are valued as citizens of today; where the principles of democracy guide our relationships with children, families, colleagues and our community.


We are currently seeking nurturing, creative, flexible and resourceful
individuals with a passion for children’s learning and development.

At Compass ELC, you will work as a Home Child Care (HCC) Provider alongside some of the most passionate, caring, and dedicated educators in the industry. You will spend your time engaging, connecting, and learning alongside Children, Families, Community Partners, and other Providers. You are passionate about early learning and care, emergent curriculum, and life-long learning. You are energetic, resourceful, and creative in your pursuits of creating learning opportunities, building connections, and engaging with children and families. As a Licensed Home Child Care business, you have the flexibility to create your own program. You can set your own schedule and hours (part day, full day, extended day, evenings, weekends, overnight).


  • Peterborough City & County (Apsley, Norwood, Havelock, Lakefield, Warsaw, Bridgenorth)
  • Durham Region (Courtice, Bowmanville, Hampton, Enniskillen, Orono, Newcastle, Newtonville, Kirby, Oshawa, Whitby, Brooklin, Scugog, Port Perry, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Brock)
  • City of Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay, Little Britain, Oakwood, Woodville, Cameron, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Bolsover, Omemee, Dunsford, Kirkfield, Coboconk, Manilla)
  • Haliburton County (Minden, Kinmount, Haliburton, Wilberforce, Carnarvon, Cardiff)
  • Northumberland County (Cobourg, Port Hope, Colborne, Brighton, Campbellford)
  • Expanding into new communities regularly – Contact Us for more information
[Photo Credit: The Robins Nest]

Start Date:

Is dependent on current government funding and licensing capacity. At this time, we are gathering applicants for our Provider waitlist. We will connect with qualified applicants once we are able to initiate the onboarding process. We will then schedule a first initial home visit around your availability.


As a Licensed HCC Provider, you may have up to 6 children under the age of 13 years (no more than 3 under the ages of 24 months). This includes provider’s own children under the age of 4 (If your child is in kindergarten, your child no longer is included in ratio).


You can set your own schedule and hours (part day, full day, extended day, evenings, weekends, overnight).

Bonuses & Incentives:

  • Consistent pay cheques
  • Paid closure days
  • Annual compensation incentives, as funding allows
  •  Access to Health Benefits
  • Eligible for Government Enhancement Grants
  • Premium bonus for extended hours (before 7am and/or after 6pm)
  • Support with curriculum and pedagogy
  • Access to (a minimum of) 12 hours of Professional Development training/year

Job Requirements and Competencies:

  • Access to suitable operational space for up to 6 children (this includes: play, meals, sleep, outdoor areas).
  • Have experience with young children.
  • Show warmth, sincerity and genuine interest when working with children.
  • Rent (would need Landlord’s approval) or own your home/apartment.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have strong behaviour guidance skills that include problem solving, positive reinforcement and redirection strategies.
  • Have a valid/accredited Standard First Aid/CPR Level C certificate.
  • Updated immunization records (Or a signed and notarized refusal of affidavit or medical exemption).
  • Have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (not more than three months old).
  • Have an active Food Handler’s Certificate.
[Photo Credit: Green Sprouts Child Care]


Interested in getting started today?

Contact our team through the information below and we will be in touch

Home Child Care Peterborough:

705-749-3488 ext 222

553 Bonaccord St.
Peterborough, ON K9H 0K2

Home Child Care Durham:


6-1561 Hwy #2
Courtice, On L1E 2G5

Home Child Care CKL:

(705) 313-0647

206 Lindsay St. S
Lindsay, ON K9V 3R4

Home Child Care Northumberland: