What is Licensed Home Child Care?


Licensed home child care is home-based care in a home approved by an agency that is licensed by the Ministry of Education.

Licensed homes are required to follow strict rules as set out by the Child Care and Early Years Act.  These rules outline and regulate standards to ensure that providers’ homes are safe, and that proper health and sanitary practices are in place.  In addition, they ensure that meals and snacks are adequate and nutritious, that appropriate methods of child guidance are used, necessary records are maintained, and that activities and routines meet each child's needs.


About TotLot Licensed Childcare


TotLot Licensed Childcare is a non-profit, licensed, home child care agency, which is regulated by the Ministry of Education, and complies, strictly, with all day care legislation as set forth by the Government of Ontario in the Child Care and Early Years Act.

TotLot has been servicing communities in the Ottawa area, since 1995.  Our licensed day care homes are located in Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Richmond, Manotick, and Riverside South.

We offer full- and part-time care, for children aged 3-months, up to 13-years-of-age.


The TotLot Team


At TotLot, we recognize each day care provider as a valued member of our team.  As such, TotLot will provide you with the tools required to run a successful day care business out of your own home!  TotLot takes care of everything for you so that you can focus on what is most important - providing a loving, stimulating environment for the children in your care.


Our Team

The Benefits of Working with TotLot


There are many reasons why you should become a TotLot licensed, home day care provider:


  • we take care of collecting fees from parents to ensure you receive a regular pay cheque;
  • you work from your own home, allowing you spend valuable time with your own children;
  • we offer personalized support from qualified Child Care Advisors, to provide guidance and advice;
  • paid statutory holidays
  • no advertising fees - we take care of finding children to place in your home;
  • we provide you with equipment such as strollers, high chairs, playpens, etc.;
  • ongoing training and workshops;
  • alternate care for your days off*;
  • Income tax benefits!
  • additional liability insurance coverage, above and beyond your own;
  • activity and menu-planning ideas;
  • in-home training and safety checks;
  • we set up parent interviews for you;
  • we set and enforce policies for issues dealing with sick children, statutory holidays, etc.;
  • we provide some craft supplies;
  • quarterly, informative newsletters.
  • TotLot manual and resource materials provided when your home is opened by us;
  • access to educational materials and toy- lending library.

*conditions apply