To start a child care centre, you need to:

  • Determine the child care need in your community and be aware of other existing learning and care services.
  • Ensure that your agency is incorporated, as child care centre operators must be incorporated to be eligible for funding.
  • Complete and submit a Community Needs Assessment form to your regional Program Manager, which helps identify your community’s child care needs

Submit an application package

Family Child Care Home Application🔗

Criminal Record Check🔗, including a Vulnerable Sector Check🔗, for you and anyone 18 years of age or older living in your home. Visit your local police service to apply for a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check.

Family Assessment Questionnaire🔗

Direct Deposit Payment Request Form🔗