The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board says finding licensed child care in the Nipissing District has never been easier thanks to the new Child Care Registry. The registry provides a list of services that include home-based childcare, centre-based childcare, before-and-after school care and approved recreation programs.
Families will now be able to research different child care providers and the type of care offered. They can locate programs close to home or work, and apply to any number of licensed programs for multiple children at once and learn about child care fee subsidies. Families looking for licensed child care must first create an online account in order to add their name to the registry.
Director of Children’s Services with DNSSAB, Lynn Démoré-Pitre says the registry is housed within a highly secure website that ensures a family’s privacy, and because it’s online, people can access and update their application anywhere, anytime. DNSSAB Chair, Mark King says the DNSSAB has just taken a very big step in helping families find qualified and safe child care providers. King added not only does the registry provide a high level of convenience for people looking for child care, it ensures the child care is tailored to the family’s needs. People can access the registry through the DNSSAB website at www.dnssab.on.ca