Children's Services

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COVID-19 Update

All before and after school programs have been ordered to close. Licensed centre based and home child care can remain open for the duration of the shutdown. At this time most licensed child care centres in the City and County of Peterborough will be open and providing regular full day services for children aged 0 – 3.8 years.  Families are encouraged to contact their current licensed child care provider to confirm access to care.

To support the families of school-aged children, the City of Peterborough will be implementing a targeted emergency child care plan for school-aged children, at no cost to eligible families during the closure. Emergency child care services for children of JKSK & School age (3.8 years -12 years) will be available for essential service workers in the City and County of Peterborough.

In order to be eligible for emergency child care, families must have no other option for child care and be working outside of their home. Families can indicate they are an essential worker and register for Emergency child care at Registration, approvals and communications will be managed by the chosen Emergency child care agency. Registrations are now open.

Before and after school programs, with the exception of the emergency child care agencies are prohibited from charging fees or otherwise penalizing parents during this time period. For example, parents must not lose their respective child care spaces.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are also closed to the public. This means that neither indoor nor outdoor programming can be offered during the shutdown.

Families who are currently in receipt of child care fee subsidy may contact your case manager through email or phone if needed.

Visit to apply for licenced child care.

 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.