Children's Services

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COVID-19 Update

  • As of September 1, child care and EarlyON Child and Family Centres may return to maximum group sizes as set out under the Child Care and Early Years Act. (i.e., licensed age groups prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in March)
  • All child care and EarlyON settings must operate with enhanced health and safety measures in place.
  • The City of Peterborough, is working with Peterborough Public Health, to develop a framework for a  safe return to maximum group sizes for all centres in the city.
  • All centres will be required to follow strict health protocols and meet additional requirements to safely reopen. The new protocols include:
    • enhanced cleaning
    • mandatory screening of staff and children
    • limitations on visitors
    • ensuring an updated COVID-19 response plan is in place
  • The City’s framework will be based on the direction of the local Medical Officer of Health, and will outline the requirements for all licensed child care providers in Peterborough.
  • Staff will be required to complete mandatory PPE and health and safety training prior to reopening.
  • We recognize that the child care needs for many families have changed over the past few months. Child care operators are in the process of connecting with families to determine their child care needs and will be assessing their capacity to meet these needs.
  • Child Care Centres can begin charging fees to hold spaces on September 1, 2020. Connect with your centre to inquire about fees.

Visit to apply for licensed childcare.

 Children's Services is committed to providing services that:

  • Foster early learning and child development
  • Support children being cared for in a safe, nurturing environment
  • Support the inclusion of children with special needs in licensed child care
  • Enable parents to work or undertake training or education leading to employment
  • Provide linkages to other support services

We do this by:

 Finding/Applying to child care

You must choose your child care arrangement. But we can help.

Apply for Child Care in the City and County of Peterborough using OneHSN Waitlist and Registry system.

OneHSN is a safe, secure, fast and convenient way to allow parents to:

  • Locate programs close to either home or work.
  • Apply for several child care options in one application.
  • Access OneHSN website anytime, anywhere.

Complete your Application

Finding Child Care just got easier. One Application for Child Care. It's safe, fast & convient.