Finding child care that’s right for you

Finding child care that’s right for you

If you’re looking for child care for an infant or toddler, or for children up to 12-years old, go to the Greater Sudbury Child Care Registry and connect with licensed child care centres in our community. Once your name and contact information is in the registry, a child care provider will get in touch with you as soon as a space becomes available.

Some parents can wait for months before they’re able to get child care, especially if infants or toddlers are involved. So, it’s a good idea to register early - even before your baby is born. And, since it’s free to register, there’s no reason to wait.

All of the licensed child care programs in the registry meet government standards for quality and safety. But, before you settle on a centre, check it out in person to make sure it’s the right one for you and your child.

Our community also has lots of private, unlicensed child care providers, including babysitters, nannies and people who care for other people’s kids in their homes.

Daycares in private homes are not regulated or checked by any government agency, unless they are registered with Jubilee Heritage Family Homes. So if you’re thinking about this kind of option for your child, it is up to you to make sure that the environment is safe and healthy. You’ll want get references from parents who have used the service, and you should ask lots of questions.

For help making a good choice, look at our topic called Choosing quality child care and early learning and see if this checklist helps.

For information about coping with child care cost, go to our topic on Paying for child care.

Here are some other helpful resources:


This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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