Little boy having fun in winter playground outdoors

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

African girl in winter clothing

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

Child on slide at playground in winter

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

A toddler playing with a telephone on a carpet

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Apply online for licensed full fee and subsidized child care.

Daycare Services

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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 including City-operated programs. Also find out about informal (unlicensed child care) and 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 and child care professionals

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, please contact us by:

  • E-mail at childcare@ottawa.ca or
  • Phone at 3-1-1 (select language and option "4" daycare) Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm

Welcome to the City of Ottawa Daycare Services’ website

Parents and child care professionals can find:

  • The City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist to apply online for licensed child care (subsidy and full fee)
  • Help with daycare costs (subsidy) for families who qualify  
  • Information about daycare options (types of daycare, search tools and other useful resources)