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Unfortunately, I think the time with my DD (14 months) may be drawing near. I REALLY wish I could stay home another year with her, but it no longer looks like this is possible.<br><br>
Could anyone recommend a childcare provider to me? I live in the McKellar area.<br><br>
Thank-you so much!<br><br>
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Sorry mama, I don't know where the McKellar area is. I'm in Kanata. Have you tried <a href="http://www.weewatch.com/" target="_blank">Wee Watch</a>? You could also post an ad on Kijiji looking for a childcare provider, or scroll through the ads already on there.
 

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I don't know McKeller but I used Andrew Fleck Child Care for my DS's home care and LOOOOOOVED his care provider. I would say he had almost as good as care as I would have given.
 

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Thanks for the leads! McKeller is near Westboro. Is Andrew Fleck downtown?<br><br>
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I believe so. If you call them they will be able to tell you the areas of the city that they cover. You could also try Mothercraft- they were suggested to me but I have no experience with them.
 

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Andrew Fleck maintains the centralized waiting list for every last regulated child care space in Ottawa, whether home care or centre-based care. If you're looking for regulated care, therefore, you must go through them.<br><br>
If you are looking for unregulated home care, try the Child Care Providers' Resource Network or Kijiji.
 

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Hi crocus <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I can ask around for you, as I work in Westboro. Mothercraft would be your destination for licensed home childcare, they also have a respite/ part time child care program (which is quite rare in this city!) and full time toddler day care, although probably with waiting lists.<br><br>
FYI- Most of the non-profit childcare centres are fighting against "wee watch" as it is an example of corporate "big box" child care.<br><br>
Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I can ask around for you, as I work in Westboro. Mothercraft would be your destination for licensed home childcare, they also have a respite/ part time child care program (which is quite rare in this city!) and full time toddler day care, although probably with waiting lists.<br><br>
FYI- Most of the non-profit childcare centres are fighting against "wee watch" as it is an example of corporate "big box" child care.<br><br>
Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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As I said already, you MUST be on the centralized waiting list for ANY regulated care in the city. Including Mothercraft. Call Andrew Fleck to get help with registering.
 

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My daughter (16 months) is at the Parkdale Montessori school, they opened a toddler room this year. I know they have a waiting list, but perhaps you could try there. I'm very happy with the program. I did check out Mothercraft, but it is a long wait to get in, and it is hard even for respite care.<br><br>
This is a tough area for daycare as there are a lot of kids.
 
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