Want to start a Home Child Care business in Bruce County?

Have you ever thought about owning a home-based business? Are you great with children? Consider becoming a licensed Home Child Care Provider in Bruce County.

You can work from home, own your own business, access resources and government funding, learn new skills, and make a lasting impact and positive difference in a child’s life.

Bruce County Human Services and Economic Development are now recruiting new Home Child Care Businesses in Bruce County. Call 1-800-265-3005 or visit brucecounty.on.ca/childrens-services to get started!

The added benefits of being a licensed Bruce County Home Child Care Provider include:

• Having 6 children in your care instead of 5
• Funds for start-up costs
• Support from a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)
• Referrals to your Home Child Care business
• Guaranteed payment for families eligible for Child Care Subsidy
• Financial support, including support for toys and equipment
• Professional development and training
• Receive ongoing support from a licensed Home Child Care agency
• Meet and share ideas with a network of Home Child Care Providers Starting a Business in Bruce County Bruce County

Economic Development can support an interested Home Child Care Provider with access to free one-on-one business advice consultations. This includes advice and direction on all aspects of business development, including idea generation, steps to start-up success, business plan development and guidance, navigating rules and regulations, hiring, marketing considerations, and more. Free training workshops are also available in financial management, marketing, branding, and social media to support your skills needs.

Participants can find information and register for these offerings via Business to Bruce Facebook, Business to Bruce Eventbrite, and Bruce County Events and Seminars.

Economic Development Manager Jill Roote adds, “We offer great start-up advice in the unique context of Bruce County. Meet real advisors, join local networks, and discover real opportunities. Stay tuned for upcoming virtual workshops about starting a Home Child Care business. Explore the possibilities with us and, even better, bring them to life here in Bruce County.”

Warden Janice Jackson also adds, “This is an amazing opportunity for a caring County resident with an entrepreneurial spirit. Join our thriving business community and a fantastic group of licensed home-based businesses providing valuable child care in our region. There is a large demand for child care spots, and with demand comes opportunity. The added benefit to new child care providers is that they can make a huge difference in the growth of our community’s youngest residents.”

Support for Home Child Care Providers Bruce County Children’s Services works together with each Home Child Care Provider to provide ongoing support, collaboration, and learning opportunities. The positive and nurturing experiences provided to children enrolled in the Bruce County Licensed Home Child Care Program set the foundation for their lifelong learning.

Children’s Services Manager Tina Metcalfe says that, “Home Child Care Providers are integral to the provision of high quality, affordable, inclusive, and accessible child care for the families of Bruce County. The authentic and caring relationships that develop within home based child care contribute to a sense of belonging, engagement, and well-being for all concerned. We value and celebrate the strengths, uniqueness, and diversity of each child, family, and Provider.”

Interested in becoming a Home Child Care Provider? Call 1-800-265-3005 or visit brucecounty.on.ca/childrens-services.