Childcare through our Licensed Home Childcare Agency

Who We Serve

Rural Family Connections is a non-profit agency, providing licensed Home Childcare to families in Ottawa’s south and beyond since 1987. Licensed under the Ministry of Education, we proudly serve an expanding South Ottawa community including , South Gloucester (Findlay Creek, Blossom Park), Riverside South, Osgoode Ward (Greely, Metcalfe, Vernon, Kenmore, Osgoode), Rideau Ward (North Gower, Kars), South Keys, Hunt Club, the surrounding rural areas and the area stretching north to Heron Road between Riverside Drive and just east of Conroy Road.

In Need of Childcare?

Making decisions about childcare is difficult. Contact us.  Subsidies are available.  We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and to learn more about your requirements. We have spaces NOW in the homes of carefully selected providers!

See Why Families Choose Us to learn more about the benefits of licensed home childcare through Metcalfe Home Daycare Agency.

See our Home Child Care Program Statement.

Thinking about becoming a Home Childcare Provider with us?

All of our providers are self-employed. At Metcalfe Home Daycare Agency, we facilitate a careful match between each child and provider and we continue to work with each client family and their provider throughout the relationship.

We are presently looking for Home Childcare Providers, if you are interested in finding out more please Contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.  We’re happy to discuss current needs and the benefits of being a childcare provider supported by our licensed home childcare agency, Metcalfe Home Daycare.

Also See Self-Employment Opportunties or Contact us for a Provider Handbook and Provider Application.

Why Families Choose Metcalfe Home Day Care

  • We support safe, quality care for children in a family setting
  • We match providers to your childcare needs & your schedule
  • We set up and attend interviews with prospective providers
  • Providers offer flexible hours and days of care
  • Qualified Home Visitors conduct monthly visits & safety checks every 3 months
  • Our Home Visitors are registered Early Childhood Educators
  • Screened providers must pass a Criminal Records Check & have an acceptable medical certificate
  • We place a maximum of 5 non-family children with any provider
  • We regularly offer First Aid and CPR Training to providers
  • Subsidized spaces are available for qualified residents of Ottawa
  • We issue child care tax receipts
  • We arrange alternate care when needed
  • We offer opportunities to attend parenting workshops
  • On-going support and advice with behaviour issues, nutrition concerns, toilet learning ideas, communication skills and safety concerns
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Why Providers Work With Us

  • We offer competitive rates and “Wage Grant Top-up”
  • We handle invoicing and pay you directly
  • We issue client tax receipts
  • You can have your own clients & our agency clients
  • We help with new provider set up
  • Providers may borrow equipment such as high chairs and safety gates
  • We provide some craft supplies
  • We offer free CPR, First-Aid Training and other relevant workshops
  • On-going support and advice with behaviour issues, nutrition concerns, toilet learning ideas, communication skills and safety concerns
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Contact Us

In Need of Childcare? If you’d like to discuss your Childcare needs, contact us. We’d love to talk with you about your child and your needs. We have spaces NOW in the homes of carefully selected providers.

Thinking about becoming a Home Childcare Provider ? We’re happy to discuss our current needs and the benefits of being a licensed Childcare Provider through Rural Family Connections and Metcalfe Home Daycare.

See Careers or contact us for a Provider Handbook and Provider Application.