One toddler smiling sitting in the grass with a ball

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

Four children with back packs

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

Five children lying down in yellow leaves and a squash

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

Two preschoolers writing on blackboards

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

Daycare Services

The City of Ottawa is looking for feedback on how parents access information about child care. Please participate in this survey.  We want to hear from you!

Apply for daycare

Add your child(ren) to the Child Care Registry and Waitlist 

Daycare options

Learn about licensed home- or centre-based child care and informal (unlicensed) child care. Also find out about school age care

Help with your daycare costs

Information about child care subsidy and Ontario Works child care 

Information for parents

Find the right child care for your family and other helpful information for parents 

Information for daycare operators

Information for child care service providers operating within the City of Ottawa  

Contact us

For more information about Daycare Services in the City of Ottawa, e-mail childcare@ottawa.ca