What is "Licensed" Childcare?

As a licensed child care centre, NHCS has been assessed, approved, and licensed by the Ministry of Education.

Licensed child care is governed by the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) which sets standards for nutritional requirements, the amount of physical space needed per child, staffing qualifications, programming requirements, staff to children ratios, health and safety, equipment needed and how to manage children’s behaviors.

Licensed child care centres utilize many checks and balances and are thoroughly inspected annually by a representative of the Ministry to ensure they continue to meet the conditions required.

Licensed Child Care also means that families can qualify to receive child care subsidy. It is recognized that high quality child care can be a financial challenge for some families and subsidies help cover all or a portion of child care costs. Please click here for information about subsidized child care.

We are licensed to provide care for 3 infants (birth to 18 months); 5 toddlers (18 months to 2.5 years); 16 junior preschoolers (2.5 to 3.5 years); and 16 senior preschoolers (3.5 to 6 years). Each classroom is staffed by at least one Registered Early Childhood Educator.

We have a bright, stimulating child care center that invites learning through exploration and play. We use an ‘Emergent Curriculum’ model which means that while teachers plan programming based on themes, they will adapt their plans to incorporate identified interests that children may have.

 If you are interested in Registering your Child(ren) for Care, please download this form.  (PDF)