TotLot Licensed Childcare services the following areas:

Kanata

Stittsville

Richmond

Barrhaven

Manotick

Riverside South

How TotLot Providers are Selected

 

Not just anyone can be a TotLot provider!  We have an extensive and thorough selection process when it comes to choosing our providers.  Potential providers must complete an application form, have a telephone and an in-home interview, provide excellent references, clear a police records check, be certified in first aid and CPR, and be medically-assessed as physically and emotionally able to care for children.

In addition to these prerequisites, TotLot looks for the following qualities when selecting potential providers:

  • demonstrates a love of children; is caring and nurturing
  • has sufficient knowledge of child development
  • has skills related to child care
  • has the ability to establish flexible routines
  • provides a safe and stimulating environment
  • plans and implements a variety of age-appropriate activities
  • provides nutritious, well-balanced lunches and snacks
  • is willing to follow the rules and regulations set out by the Child Care and Early Years Act, the Day Nurseries Act, and TotLot Licensed Childcare
  • is willing to work cooperatively with the agency and with parents
  • interested in continued professional development through workshops

 

A child care environment must:

  • be clean and safe
  • be well-equipped with age-appropriate toys
  • have designated areas for play, and for sleep and rest
  • meet health and safety standards set out by the Child Care and Early Years Act and the Day Nurseries Act, as well as TotLot Licensed Childcare