For over 40 years, Wee Watch has provided quality licensed daycare in hundreds of communities across Ontario. We have always understood the need for parents to find childcare within the communities they live or work, and we are active participants in the communities we serve. Wee Watch started over 40 years ago in the communities of Markham and Unionville, then expanded to Brampton, Pickering, Ajax, Thornhill, Whitby, Oshawa and Etobicoke.
Before it was extended, more and more communities and city locations were added, like Brantford, St. Catherines Niagara and Mississauga.
Today, over 1300 childcare providers are offering “licensed daycare near me” in over 1000 communities as far east as Peterborough, Kingston and Ottawa and as West as London, Sarnia, Chatham and Windsor. We also have “childcare providers near me” in the North, such as Barrie, Orillia, and Midland.
Infant and Toddler Day Care Near Me
Importance of Community for Your Childcare Choice
We understand the importance of community in childcare. Wee Watch as 44 licensed childcare agencies that offer infant and toddler childcare near you. With the announcement of government-funded childcare in 2021, the new $10/day childcare program called Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Plan or CWELCC, only childcare spaces within a qualifying daycare centre or licensed home childcare are eligible, which made home childcare an even more popular choice for parents. Parents looking for licensed daycare near me have peace of mind knowing that working with a licensed agency, providers are screened, and an agency oversees their homes. Parents also love the home environment vs the institutional environment of a daycare centre, especially for infants and toddlers. The licensed home environment is a nurturing place for children to develop and grow. With a maximum of 6 children in care, the small group size ensures they have the individualized attention they deserve.
Additionally, licensed home childcare offers flexible hours for parents, with some providers offering extended hours, evenings, weekends, and overnight care for parents who work flexible or non-traditional hours. Beyond all this, at Wee Watch, we also have our curriculum called Wee Learn and Together Wee Can – every child participates in this learning designed for kindergarten readiness. Click here to learn more about our curriculum!
Childcare Providers Near Me
Work From Home in Your Community
We are also always looking for people who want to work from home and earn an income as childcare providers in communities anywhere in Ontario so that when parents ask – are there childcare providers near me? We can say yes! There are many great reasons to consider being a childcare provider with Wee Watch. You can earn income from the comfort and safety of your own home. Wee Watch is one of Ontario’s only licensed childcare agencies that provides many benefits to their providers. For example, we ensure that providers have all the childcare equipment for children. This would include costly items like highchairs, safety gates and strollers.
Other childcare agencies require providers to cover this cost themselves. Additionally, we have liability insurance and cover some of the start-up costs for you. We have many parents waiting for a space in a “licensed daycare near me,” so you wouldn’t need to find or enroll parents like at other agencies; we do all that for you, including collecting fees from parents. All you need to do is provide care for the children! If you want to learn more about this fulfilling career, click here! When parents ask – Are there childcare providers near me? We would love to say yes because you are partnering with us to deliver care! You can apply today!
Importance of Community in Childcare
Delivering high-quality, affordable and flexible childcare is essential to us. One of our core values is to ensure diversity and inclusion in our care homes. The majority of our childcare providers are women. We are proud to enable women to work from home and earn an income. As independent contractors, our providers are microentrepreneurs running their infant and toddler daycares near your community. Since providers are working from home, they reflect the diversity of the communities in which they operate as well, they contribute to the economy of their communities enabling more parents, particularly mothers to participate in the workforce. It’s an essential contribution to their community. We ensure that all children experience a sense of ‘belonging’ in their childcare home – we aim to treat every individual with dignity and respect regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or intellectual or physical disability. Our program strives to ensure that we are inclusive to all, based on the belief that each person is unique and will be given an equal opportunity to learn and grow. We are committed to quality care for all children and their families in partnership with our staff, providers, and parents.
Looking for Licensed daycare near me?
Licensed daycare near me is the number one search criterion that parents use to find care, and that is because parents want care that is convenient for them; however, the quality of that care is equally important, and that is why they trust a company like Wee Watch with over 40 years of providing care within their community. Trust comes with experience, and with 40 years of providing care, we have learned a lot about the needs of parents and children and how to select and support our licensed childcare provider. We are dedicated to quality – we have a Registered Early Childcare Educator (RECE) who visits every home every month to observe the children and providers and ensure that all standards are met and that all children are thriving. That is over 15,000 home visits per year. At Wee Watch, we conduct monthly visits to each home even though the regulation only requires us to visit each home once every three months. We do more because we are committed to quality.