Welcome to the St. Thomas - Elgin Child Care Registry

Your online application for licensed child care.

You may apply to as many child care programs as you like. By applying online, you do not need to contact multiple child care programs. Complete and submit an online application to register for any of the child care options. Once your account has been created, you will need to provide information about you and your family on the application form. The information you provide will be used to suggest child care options. The child care provider will contact you when a space becomes available.

Register and Apply for Licensed Child Care Programs

There are two types of regulated early learning and child care programs available in the City of St. Thomas and Elgin County licensed with the Ministry of Education. For help on how to find quality child care for your children, visit the Ministry of Education website.

  • Licensed centre-based care offers service for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children. They include cooperative pre-schools, full-day care, extended hours care and before and after-school programs.
  • Licensed home-based care offers service to infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children and may also offer care for school-aged children before and after regular school hours, and on days when schools are closed. The agencies contract individual caregivers who offer child care out of their own home.

Apply for Child Care Subsidy

If you cannot pay the full fee and need help to pay for your child care costs, you can apply for a child care subsidy with the City of St. Thomas.

  • The City of St. Thomas has criteria for child care fee subsidy which prioritizes individuals that are most in need. For more information about child care and fee subsidy, visit our City of St. Thomas website.
  • Applications for fee subsidy are initiated by calling St. Thomas ? Elgin Social Services at 519-631-9350.

Getting Started

New Users must Create an Account And choose a passphrase (password).

Returning User Log In to your current account to review or make changes to your existing applications.

This application is best used with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 11 or greater). To upgrade Internet Explorer, please visit Download Internet Explorer.

Information contained in this application will be shared with all child care agencies selected by the applicant, for the purposes of placing your child in an available space. If your child has attended a child care centre in the past, information regarding outstanding child care fees may be shared between child care operators before your child is placed again. Information collected on this application form is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

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