During the current COVID-19 outbreak the City of London (as the Service System Manager of Child Care and Early Years for the City of London and County of Middlesex) together with the Province of Ontario, recognize health care and other essential frontline workers must continue to go to work.
In order to support essential service workers with the care of their children, Licensed Child Care Agencies identified in the Service System Manager’s Ministry of Education approved Plan will be providing Emergency Licensed Child Care free of charge to eligible families. The safest option for families is to have children remain at home, if possible.
Emergency Licensed Child Care services are reserved exclusively for children of essential and critical service workers identified in the Province of Ontario’s ‘List of Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care’, who have no other alternatives.
Due to limited spaces, and in order to maintain provincial health and safety requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of London will be approving Applications for Emergency Licensed child care spaces for eligible families on a first come, first served basis. Eligible workers seeking to access Emergency Licensed Child Care are required to complete and submit the online application.
We anticipate the level of demand for Emergency Licensed Child Care spaces will exceed the number of available Licensed Child Care spaces, and so the City will prioritize child care spaces for front-line health care workers and emergency first responders (including Middlesex London Public Health).
Approved operators in London and Middlesex will be listed here on the Child Care Fee Subsidy website, as well as the Government of Ontario web site.
Emergency Licensed Child Care operators will be begin operations through a phased-in approach, and so the list of child care centres providing care will be updated regularly.
If an Emergency Licensed child care space is not available at the time of request, the name of each eligible child will be kept on a waitlist. The waitlist date will be the date which the completed application was received by the Children’s Services office.
IMPORTANT NOTE: At this time we are only accepting applications from front–line health care workers and emergency first responders (including Middlesex London Public Health).
Currently our Emergency Licensed Child Care spaces are full, additional applications received will be added to our Wait List. You are encouraged to apply, and in the event space becomes available, you will be contacted by our department.
The full list of eligible designated essential workers can be found at: Eligible Workers
Emergency Child Care Centres currently available in London/Middlesex:
- Kids and Company: 1480 Richmond St, London, ON N6G 2N3 (effective April 1, 2020
- Chelsea Green Children’s Centre: 250 Thompson Rd, London, ON N5Z 2Z2 (effective April 2, 2020)
- Kid Logic: 750 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON N6J 2N4 (effective April 6, 2020)
- Salvation Army Village Child Care Centre: 1340 Dundas Street East, London ON N5W 3B3 (effective June 1, 2020)
Please email completed applications to email@example.com.