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Apply for child care

Ottawa child care registry and waitlist (to register and apply for child care)

The Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist is an online application for parents looking for licensed child care. Parents can:

  • Choose from home-based care, centre-based care, school care and or nursery/pre-school care.
  • Apply for full fee (Registry), subsidy (Waitlist) or both by completing just one application.

How to apply for licensed child care referred to as the Registry?

  1. Go to the online Child Care Registry and Waitlist.
  2. If you are a new applicant, create a new account and choose a passphrase (password).
    • Returning users should log into their existing account.
  3. Complete the parent and child details information screens.
  4. Apply to the child care programs that best meet your needs:
    1. Select "Full Fee".
    2. Select the appropriate start date of care. For example, if you need before and after school care for the upcoming school year, enter September 1.
    3. Select the appropriate provider type (centre-based, home-based, school or nursery) that meets your needs.
    4. Select the program type (full days, part days, before and/or after school, PD days etc.).
    5. Based on the care requirements selected, the Registry will provide you with a list of child care programs offered in the City of Ottawa. From the list, apply to the child care programs that best meet your needs.
  5. Prioritize your program choices; your number one choice should be your preferred child care service provider and program.
  6. Once you are finished your application, you will get a confirmation email telling you that your application is either complete or incomplete. If your application is incomplete, you will need to log back into the online application and give the missing information.
  7. A child care agency will contact you directly once a space is available.
  8. For technical support with your application, email Support@OneHSN.com or call 1-888-722-1540.

Important – All parents on the Registry and Waitlist must log into their account every 60 days to update their information. This will ensure that child care service providers have the most current information to contact parents quickly when they have a child care space to fill. Parents who fail to log into their account after 60 days will get a reminder email at 90 days and a final notice at 120 days. At this point, parents will have 72 hours to log into their account. Failure to do so will result in a final notification advising them that their application(s) for child care will no longer be active in the Child Care Registry and Waitlist.

Start your online application for licensed child care (this will take you to an external website outside of ottawa.ca).

Emergency child care for eligible health care and essential frontline workers - April 19 to June 25

As per the April 12 announcement, effective Monday, April 19, the Ontario Government is moving elementary and secondary schools to remote learning. During the remote learning period, licensed centre-based school-age and before and after school programs will be prohibited from offering care and charging fees.

The Ministry of Education is implementing a targeted emergency child care program for school-age children, at no cost to eligible parents, based on the provincial list of eligible health care and essential frontline workers.

Parents on list the of eligible workers who require emergency child care, are encouraged to contact their existing service provider / school / active emergency child care site or one of the approved emergency child care service providers listed below. This list will be updated regularly as additional child care service providers are confirmed.

The City of Ottawa is committed to supporting families in urgent need of child care, particularly the most vulnerable in our community. Families that do not meet the eligibility criteria for emergency child care whom are facing undue hardship are encouraged to contact Children's Services at childrensservices@ottawa.ca.

Emergency child care service providers are working collaboratively with families to determine need and assess eligibility.

Home child care service providers

Site name Location/address Contact email Contact phone number
Andrew Fleck Children’s Services - Home Child Care Various locations hcc@afchildrensservices.ca 613-736-5355 x238
Children's Village of Ottawa-Carleton Home Child Care Program Various locations reception@childrensvillage.on.ca 613-725-2040
City View Centre for Child & Family Services - Home Care Various locations n.amyotte@cityviewcentre.ca 613-823-7088
Wee Watch Nepean Various locations weewatchnepean@gmail.com 613-825-9425
Wee Watch Private Home Day Care-East Various locations weewatcheast@rogers.com 613-834-9760
Wee Watch Private Home Daycare - Kanata / Hunt Club Various locations weewatchwest@rogers.com 613-591-1016
Agence de garde "La Maisonnée" Various locations valerie.legros@grandirensemble.ca  n/a

Francophone child care service providers

Agency name     Site name      Location/address Contact email Contact phone number
Centre de l'enfant Aux 4 vents Barrhaven 11 Claridge Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2J 5A3 lise@centre4vents.com 613-825-9092
Centre de l'enfant Aux 4 vents Bel-Air 2093 Bel-Air Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 0X2 daphney@centre4vents.com 613-228-2613
Centre Éducatif "La Clémentine" d'Ottawa Jonathan-Pitre 925 Ralph Hennessy Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 0C3 superviseurejp@laclmentine.ca 613-822-0263
Centre Éducatif "La Clémentine" d'Ottawa Marie Curie 839 Quinlan Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 1R8 superviseuremc@laclementine.ca 613-260-1150
Centre Éducatif "La Clémentine" d'Ottawa Bernard-Grandmaître 4170 Spratt Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 0Z5 superviseurebg@laclementine.ca 613-822-4780
Centre Éducatif "La Clémentine" d'Ottawa Gabrielle-Roy 3395 D'Aoust Avenue, Ottawa (Gloucester), Ontario K1T 4A8 superviseuregr@laclementine.ca 613-523-8429
Centre Éducatif Brin de Soleil Inc. Montfort 350 Den Haag Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2S8 c.e.brindesoleil@bellnet.ca 613-741-4025
Centre Éducatif Brin de Soleil Inc. Horizon Jeunesse 349 Olmstead Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 1B1 c.e.brindesoleil@bellnet.ca 613-746-8577
Centre éducatif Coeur des Jeunes Roger-Saint-Denis 186 Barrow Crescent, Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario K2L 2C7 Johanne.lafleur@cecdj.ca 613-878-9686
Centre Éducatif Coeur des Jeunes Saint-Rémi 100 Walden Drive, Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario K2L 2C7 Johanne.lafleur@cecdj.ca 613-878 9686
Centre Éducatif les Debrouillards Trille des Bois 140 Genest Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 7Y9 debrouillards.Éducatif @gmail.com 613-747-6524
Centre éducatif les Débrouillards Mauril-Bélanger 307 Montgomery Road, Ottawa (Vanier), Ontario K1L 7W8 debrouillards.Éducatif @gmail.com 613-741-0658
Centre parascolaire Alpha 3-12 d'Orléans Inc. Jeanne Sauvé 1917 Gardenway Road, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K4A 2Y7 info@alpha312.ca 613-824-8160
Centre préscolaire et parascolaire "L'Étoile Filante" de Kanata Kanata nord 1385 Halton Terrasse, Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario K2K 2P9 etoilefilante.k@gmail.com 613-270-0060
Centre préscolaire et parascolaire "L'Étoile Filante" de Kanata Kanata Sud 17 Bridgestone Drive, Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario K2K 2P9 etoilefilante.ksud@gmail.com 613-591-8585
Le Carrefour d'Ottawa Hintonburg 35 Melrose Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1T8 lecarrefourottawa@hotmail.com 613-798-0575
Le Carrefour d'Ottawa Alta Vista 2198 Arch Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 2H7 carrefourarch@bellnet.ca 613-523-6468
Les services à l'enfance Grandir Ensemble Le Manège, Jean-Paul II 5473 Abbott Street East, Ottawa, Ontario K2S 0A8 jeanpaul2@grandirensemble.ca 613-831-1226
Les services à l'enfance Grandir Ensemble Le Manège, Élisabeth-Bruyère 100 Stonehaven Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2M 2H4 elisabethbruyere@grandirensemble.ca 613-271-1621
Les services à l'enfance Grandir Ensemble Le Manège, Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau 601 Longfield Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2J 4X1 pierreelliotttrudeau@grandirensemble.ca 613-823-5476
Les services à l'enfance Grandir Ensemble Le Cerf-Volant - Édouard-Bond 920 Parkhaven Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 5K3 edouardbond@grandirensemble.ca 613-596-1971
Les services à l'enfance Grandir Ensemble Le Cerf-Volant, George-Étienne-Cartier 880 Thorndale Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 6Y3 georgeetiennecartier@grandirensemble.ca 613-422-4772
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) Étoile de l'Est 6220 Beauséjour Drive, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K1C 8E4 etoile@mifo.ca 613-834-5166
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) l'Odyssée 1770 Grey Nuns Drive, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K1C 1C3 odyssee@mifo.ca 613-590-1148
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) Sainte Marie 2599 Innes Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B 3J8 stemarie@mifo.ca 613-824-6102
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) Voyageurs 6030 Voyageur Drive. Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K1C 2T1 voyageurs@mifo.ca 613-830-1111
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) Notre Dame des Champs 6280 Renaud Road, Ottawa, Ontario K4B 1H9 jeunesse@mifo.ca 613-841-5555
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) Des pins 1487 Ridgebrook Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1B 4K6 pins@mifo.ca 613-842-0606
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) Pionniers 720 Merkley Drive, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K4A 1L8 pionniers@mifo.ca 613-824-2745
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (M.I.F.O.) St. Joseph d'Orléans 6664 Carrière Road, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K1C 1J4 stjoseph@mifo.ca 613-824-0820
Aladin Childcare Services Inc. Sainte-Anne 235 Beausoleil Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8X8 steanne@aladin.services 613-241-0590
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Au coeur d'Ottawa 88 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C2 aucoeur@lacoccinelle.com 613-680-8366
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle De La Découverte 866 Scala Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K4A 3T6 deladecouverte@lacoccinelle.com 613-841-3535
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Des Sentiers 2159 Nantes Road, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K4A 4C4 dessentiers@lacoccinelle.com 613-837-9726
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Lamoureux 2540 Kaladar Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8C5 lamoureux@lacoccinelle.com 613-523-1807
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle La Source 1445 Duford Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1E 1E8 lasource@lacoccinelle.com 613-830-0212
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle La Vérendrye 614 Eastvale Drive, Ottawa (Gloucester), Ontario K1J 6Z6 laverendrye@lacoccinelle.com 613-745-5514
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Le Prélude 6025 Longleaf Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1W 1G3 leprelude@lacoccinelle.com 613-841-8630
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Notre place 665 Des Aubépines Drive, Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario K4A 0Z3 notreplace@lacoccinelle.com 613-590-7766
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Reine des Bois 1450 Duford Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1E 1E6 reinedesbois@lacoccinelle.com 613-824-7176
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Saint-Guillaume 5750 Buckland Road, Ottawa (Vars), Ontario K0A 3H0 saint.guillaume@lacoccinelle.com 613-835-3202
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Alain Fortin 676 Lakeridge Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 2X8 alainfortin@lacoccinelle.com 613-834-8055
Services à l’enfance et à la famille La Coccinelle Arc-en-Ciel 1830 Portobello Boulevard, Ottawa (Cumberland), Ontario K4A 3T6 arcenciel@lacoccinelle.com 613-841-4034
Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario Centre éducatif Le Prélude 6025 Longleaf Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1W 1G3 cedu.leprelude@cepeo.on.ca 613-834-8411  

English child care service providers

Agency name Site name Location/address Contact email Contact phone number
Aladin Childcare Services Inc. Pleasant Park   564 Pleasant Park Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 5N1 pleasantpk@aladin.services 613-867-0590
Aladin Childcare Services Inc. Russel Rd 2240 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 1B3 info@aladin.services 613-733-0590
Andrew Fleck Children’s Services Carleton Heights Child Care Centre 1660 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1P4 jjovanovic@afchildrensservices.ca 613-224-8391
Andrew Fleck Children’s Services Charles Hulse Day Care 2605 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 7T3 jdiotte@afchildrensservices.ca 613-733-0868
Andrew Fleck Children’s Services Overbrook Daycare 557 Queen Mary Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 1V9 lrichardson@afchildrensservices.ca 613-746-7762
Andrew Fleck Children’s Services Stittsville Program 40 Granite Ridge Drive, Ottawa (Stittsville), Ontario K2S 1Y9 tpotter@afchildrensservices.ca 613-836-0325
Barrhaven Child Care Centre Barrhaven Child Care Centre 56 Kennevale Drive, Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario K2J 3B2 bccc.ken@on.aibn.com 613-825-9385 x 12
Carleton Preschool Rainbow Kidschool 63 Evelyn Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 0C6 carletonpreschool@gmail.com 613-235-2255
Children's Village of Ottawa-Carleton Klondike 1032 Klondike Road, Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario K2K 1X7 klondike@childrensvillage.on.ca 613-599-0008
Children's Village of Ottawa-Carleton Stoneway 170 Stoneway Drive, Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario K2G 6R2 myrianp@childrensvillage.on.ca 613-725-4235
Devonshire School Age Program of Ottawa-Carleton Devonshire Child Care Centre 100 Breezehill Avenue North, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2H5 france.devonshire@bellnet.ca 613-722-6969
Glebe Parents' Day Care Centre Hopewell Campus 17 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2Y7 hopewell.supervisor.gpdc@gmail.com 613-730-0515
Glebe Parents' Day Care Centre First Avenue Campus 73 First Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2G1 firstavenuedaycare@gmail.com 613-236-4502
KanCar Community Children's Centre Inc. The Children's Place (Megan's Place) 312 Legget Drive, Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario K2K 1Y6 supervisorm@childrensplace.on.ca 613-591-3398
KanCar Community Children's Centre Inc. The Children's Place (Carling) 1150 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K5 supervisorc@childrensplace.on.ca 613-729-1222
Vanier Co-operative School-Age Program Inc. Vanier Co-operative Childcare Centre 236 Levis Avenue, Ottawa (Vanier), Ontario K1L 6H8 vaniercoop@bellnet.ca 613-741-5563
Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre Inc. Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre Inc. 919 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3G9 jaynegauthier@hotmail.com 613-759-8364
REKSAP Centres for Learning REKSAP Centres for Learning (Severn) 2553 Severn Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7V8 reksap@bell.net 613-828-3039