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

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, 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

The City of Ottawa’s New Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Important information for parents previously registered on the Centralized Waiting List

The City will be contacting parents from June to September by e-mail, phone and/or mail to inform them of the new Child Care Registry and Waitlist. Parents need to create a new account and complete an application no later than December 31, 2014 to retain their original application date.  If a space becomes available during this time, daycare operators will continue to retrieve information from the previous Centralized Waiting List. For more information, go to Apply for daycare.

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