Home Child Care Provider

Become a Licensed
Home Child Care Provider

Considering a Career in Licensed Home ChildCare poster

We are passionate about providing excellence in early learning and care in partnership with our families and our Licensed Home Child Care Providers. Watch this video to hear from a couple of our Home Child Care Providers and Parents about the benefits of Licensed Home Child Care with Compass Early Learning & Care.

Click here to learn more about the roadmap to becoming a Licensed Home Child Care Provider.

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.

Compass Early Learning
and Care will offer you:

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Compass ELC is a not-for-profit organization licensed with the Ministry of Education with 30+ years supporting our communities.


Our unique licensing approach offers a choice of benefits and services to support your individual business needs.


Compass ELC recognizes the value of lifelong learning. Professional development and reflection are recognized as an integral part of our work with children, and provides an opportunity to network with other child care professionals.


Our Home Child Care Program has an extensive toy and equipment library to enhance your business.


Home Child Care Consultants will access the universal waiting list system on your behalf and will provide bonuses for families you bring on board


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


  • 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)
  • Expanding into new communities regularly – Contact Us for more information

Start Date:

Immediate (we will schedule first initial home visit within 10 days of receiving your registration request). We will work on your timeline and are currently accepting applications in all regions.


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 during September – June).


Flexible – you set your own hours (part day, full day, extended day, evenings, weekends, overnight)

Bonuses & Incentives:

  •  Access to Family Group Benefits (for a monthly fee)
  • Consistent pay cheques
  • Eligible for Government Enhancement Grants
  • Premium bonus for extended hours (before 7am and/or after 6pm)
  • Referral incentives for new providers and families
  • 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 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 First Aid/CPR certificate, a current health assessment (including COVID-19 vaccination) and a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (not more than three months old)

Become a Home Child Care Provider:

Interested in getting started today?

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

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Our programs offer a place for exploration, wonder and rich learning opportunities

Together we discover the joy of learning

For more information please contact:

Home Child Care Peterborough
Home Child Care Northumberland

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
Home Child Care Haliburton



206 Lindsay St S
Lindsay, ON K9V 3R4